Hacktivists resume attacks on Canadian government targets to protest both anti-terrorist legislation (Bill C-51) and a teenager's criminal trial on swatting charges. Anonymous had claimed earlier attacks; these (whose targets include CSIS and the Conservative Party) are claimed by "Aerith."
Researchers believe they're discerned the spoor of French intelligence services in "Dino," a file-stealing tool they assign to the Animal Farm exploit family (with "Babar" et al.).
AnonGhost is back, and hacking Jordanian government sites in the purported Palestinian interest.
Cross-purposes in Yemen and Syria increase cyber tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The US FBI releases information that appears to tie the OPM and Anthem hacks to a common actor (and the "Sakula" malware family). The Daily Beast reports that the US Intelligence Community had been very much aware of the risk OPM databases presented them, and resisted integration of their personnel information into them, but ultimately to little avail. US-CERT warns against OPM-themed phishing scams. Observers call for clear (the more extreme say criminal) accountability.
Tor users are warned that exit nodes may be sniffing their traffic. They're also warned of the alleged existence of cloned and booby-trapped dark web sites.
Fire phone and iPhone users are urged to update OSs — their devices may contain troubling vulnerabilities.
Apple patches QuickTime, Safari, Mac Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), OS X Yosemite, and iOS.
Amazon Web Services releases an open-source cryptographic module.
Corporate CISOs and the US Army Signal Corps face a common problem: translating cyber risk for their internal customers.