Yesterday's New York Stock Exchange shutdown continues to look like the result of a glitch as opposed to an attack, but investigation continues. The same-day occurrence of problems at United Airlines (which also seem the result of a glitch) and the Wall Street Journal (briefly inaccessible because of a spike in traffic as people looked for news on the NYSE trading suspension) prompted widespread speculation about coordinated attacks on the US economy ("Diehard" references duly noted). But evidence of attacks is so far thin, based on either evergreens (Anonymous tweets threatening Wall Street) or a priori possibility (China's stock market crash giving a motive to halt trading everywhere, etc.).
Another story inducing lightly sourced heebie-jeebies claims hackers took control of a Bundeswehr air defense battery. Germany's Defense Ministry calls Quatsch on the reports. All of us are well-acquainted with cautions against premature attribution; it's equally good counsel to avoid premature detection: information isn't intelligence until it's understood, confirmed, and analyzed.
Pro-ISIS hacktivists are reported to have vandalized a Syrian human rights watch site and some US Department of Energy pages at Argonne National Laboratory. FBI Director Comey continues to testify on the ISIS threat and its use of strong encryption in command-and-control operations. Others offer counterpoint in favor of strong encryption — see both Passcode and Lawfare for the pro-encryption side.
Adobe patches the Flash zero-day revealed by stolen Hacking Team data. Trend Micro points out that criminals have exploited that vulnerability since July 1, before the Hacking Team document dump.