Apparent cyber-rioting flares in South Asia as Bangladeshi hackers deface high-profile Pakistani government sites.
Radicalization through social media (and other Internet resources) continues to concern governments from Russia through the UK to the US. The content remains such as to strike outsiders as depraved (and increasingly targeted at a very young audience — to children) but continues to appear effective. It (1) gives meaning to those who view their lives as meaningless ("losers to lions," in a typical American formulation) and (2) continues to erode the distinction between inspiration and direction (possibly in last week's Chattanooga murders).
Chinese and Russian hackers (some criminal, some in government service) continue to exploit vulnerabilities in Western targets. (Breathless reports of the former "using US servers" merely note the Web's long-familiar international connectivity.) Some campaigns exploit the Hacking Team breach (Italian police are said to be looking at ex-Hacking Team employees) and the consequences of the OPM hack continue to ripple outward.
An outfit (individual?) calling itself (himself? herself?) the "Impact Team" tells the infidelity impresarios of Avid Life Media (best known for AshleyMadison) that their user files have been hacked. Users should prepare to be outed. Impact Team cites various moral objections, but some observers think the casus belli is really the $19 fee AshleyMadison charges to dis-enroll.
The UCLA medical system has been breached, exposing some 4.5 million patients' data.
Symantec reports good news about spam: it's at a twelve-year low.
Today is the last day to comment on proposed US Wassenaar implementation.