ISIS's acceleration of its information campaign toward increasingly effective, lurid cruelty moves Europol to target the Caliphate's social media presence.
Five Eyes (at least two of them) are implicated by Wikileaks in reverse engineering of security products.
France reacts to US surveillance of the Palais de l'Élysée much as the US reacts to Chinese mining of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
As that OPM horrorshow continues, fresh minor surprises surface in other parts of the [dot]Gov world. Recorded Future finds a large number of government credentials in various hacker dumps. Some members of Congress think last year's USIS breach was a big part of the problem. A glitch in State Department security processing software seems to be clogging visa processing.
The OPM problem may have spread to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), particularly troubling given the role NARA has recently assumed in protecting sensitive unclassified information.
Congress yesterday continued grilling OPM (and supporting agencies, particularly the Department of Homeland Security). OPM's Archuleta hangs tough in the face of skeptical questioning, citing her own anger, pending upgrades (including Einstein 3), etc. Homeland Security throws some cold water on Einstein 3 — even its latest versions represent, the Department testifies, yesterday's technology.
Federal Government performance draws comparisons to the 1962 Mets (OPM as Marvelous Marv Throneberry) but part of the Government's response is noteworthy — an apparent determination to look inward and not blame China for intelligence collection (cf. France): Sino-US talks show cyber tension, but over IP theft, not espionage.