Physical space casts its shadow (as it always does) into cyberspace: France sees a spike in cyber attacks post-Charlie-Hebdo. About 19,000 Website have sustained attacks since January 7.
Symantec reports that the Carberp Trojan has morphed into an improved version with a preference for Australian targets.
CryptoWall 3.0 improves victim service, and not in a good way. KnowBe4 says the ransomware now makes it easier for its marks to pay up.
Malvertising is a growing threat. Everyone acknowledges its danger, but there's no clear consensus over who's responsible for dealing with it.
Ponemon releases a new study on estimating the cost cyber attacks exact from their targets.
As corporate boards take a more active role in cyber security, university boards of trustees (like Penn State's) do likewise.
The market for cyber insurance is expected to expand rapidly this year, and observers believe it will drive better standards and practices (often citing fire insurance as historical precedent).
Cyber threat information sharing is everyone's darling today. Security companies seek to share with their peers and competitors. US President Obama's proposed cyber legislation may be increasingly controversial (analysts see dangerous vagueness in its criminal sanctions, with security research possibly an unintended casualty) but there's general agreement that its goal of fostering threat information sharing is sound.
UK PM Cameron's war on encryption still finds little love, but the US-UK summit has agreed on joint cyber drills.
The Silk Road trial has its Perry Mason moment: defense counsel suggests Mount Gox set Ulbricht up.
A note to our readers: the CyberWire will observe Martin Luther King Day and not publish Monday. We'll resume regular publication on Tuesday, January 20.