Reports assert that Sony's hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in their assault on the film company. (What that zero-day may have been is left unspecified due to its "sensitivity.")
CyberBerkut is tied more closely to recent attacks on German government sites. One of their operatives, "Mink," is said to be Australian, which indicates how geographically broad a net governments cast when they trawl for useful idiots ("полезные дураки," as Lenin might or might not have called them) in cyberspace.
Recorded Future continues its look at Lizard Squad, and finds its members are about what one would expect.
ComRAT and CryptoWall 3.0 continue to operate against their targets, respectively military and civilian. Analysts describe the workings of Vawtrak and Tyupkin malware families.
New vulnerabilities and proof-of-concept attacks are described.
Oracle and Ubuntu issue patches.
Corporate boards take cyber risk management to heart.
The US President's State of the Union address, much anticipated by the cyber sector, appears to have driven a rise in security industry story stocks. Last night's speech prominently featured President Obama's proposed cyber legislation, which he pointedly dropped in Congressional laps. Observers like information sharing, are dubious about disclosure rules, and don't at all care for what many see as entrusting civil liberties in cyberspace to prosecutorial discretion. Defense Department cyber roles and missions will probably serve as a bellwether for legislative direction.
The US and UK make their already close cyber cooperation closer still. (The lads from Malvern really want a share of the US cyber market.)