The US Attorney General says the (a priori) possibility of an ISIS cyber attack capability (or a cyber attack by other foreign enemy) "keeps me up…at night." ISIS attracts some hostile hacktivism of its own, if a slightly breathless Newsweek report on GhostSec is to be credited.
Anonymous claims coup against Canada's CSE, calling an attack retaliation for an RCMP shooting last week.
Another Anonymous-linked incident, last week's breach of a Federal Audit Clearinghouse database, did not, according to the US Census Bureau, include any census data on American households.
The fallout from the OPM breach continues to deliver unpleasant consequences. The latest include rumors of a crippling effect on US human intelligence operations, already felt well in advance of the widely feared and much discussed agent-recruiting windfall OPM data handed Chinese services.
It appears that AshleyMadison's adultery impresarios (now hastily upping their security game) took few precautions against bogus registrations, which leads security observers to caution against taking leaked customer lists at face value.
The automotive hack reported last week prompts warnings of vulnerabilities in everything from military vehicles to Formula One cars. More consequentially, it prompts Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million cars.
The Steam PC gaming platform sustains an attack; many user accounts are exposed.
Researchers warn of vulnerabilities in Smart Home Hubs and smartwatches.
In industry news, Hacking Team works to recover from its breach. Bulls continue to run through the cyber security market.
Wassenaar implementation doesn't improve on acquaintance. Neither do crypto golden keys.