ISIS undergoes its own version of l'affaire AshleyMadison as a group of young Chechen women troll the group's fighters in a mail-order bride scam.
Darkode, taken down this month by an FBI-facilitated international law enforcement effort, seems to some to be showing signs of a return. But it's easy to underestimate the difficulty of reestablishing a criminal organization, dependent as it is upon inversions of familiar business practices and values: reliable quality of service (for crooks), trust (among thieves), etc. Damballa publishes interesting grounds for skepticism about how readily "Sp3cial1st" can actually bring Darkode back. His chatter may be so much (criminal) gasconade.
The Chinese threat actors widely if unofficially believed behind the Anthem and OPM breaches apparently put another notch in their gun earlier this year: compromise of United Airlines' databases. Why United? Immunity Inc. points out that United is a principal carrier operating from Dulles International, the easy-to-use air travel hub close to the CIA's Langley headquarters.
Observers digest the significance of Hammertoss, the Russian cyberespionage tool FireEye described this week.
Solutionary points out that Shellshock is still being actively exploited in the wild.
The Zen hypervisor gets a new, and significant, patch.
The finance and insurance sectors grapple with cyber risk management.
CGI says it's considering exiting commodity IT services in favor of cyber, and is eyeing appropriate acquisitions.
The Russian government calls for international accords to cooperate against cyber terrorism. In the US, cyber legislation and policy advance amid disputes over encryption, exports, and information sharing.