US Joint Staff email service, taken offline when a network intrusion was detected, was restored last week. Russian intelligence services remain the principal suspects.
American Airlines and reservation-software shop Sabre disclosed a hack at the end of last week. Investigation over the weekend suggests a Chinese intelligence operation.
Among the Hacking Team breach's leaks are documents suggesting Ecuadoran government surveillance of political opposition. ZeroFOX shares with CSO the lessons it believes one should draw from the entire Hacking Team affair, principally the centrality of social engineering to successful campaigns.
UK mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse is breached, with some 2.4 million customers affected.
Three known vulnerabilities are exploited in the wild: Firefox's pdf viewer's susceptibility to Same-Origin-Policy bypass (enabling credential theft and data exploitation — spread by malvertising), the iOS Masque bug (afflicting even non-jailbroken iOS devices — an emailed link is the typical vector), and the much-reported Android Stagefright vulnerabilities. All users are urged to patch quickly. IBM's Security Intelligence blog wonders whether issues like Thunderstrike 2 and Yosemite's possible rootkits represent the leading edge of a coming storm of Mac exploits.
Satellite television, widely used in Europe and Africa, strikes observers as fertile botnet ground.
TechCrunch is in a cyberpunk mood, offering a rundown of state cyber security services ("the thin black line") and pointing out the growing importance of hacktivism as a motive for cyber crime.
The EU polishes up final versions of network protection and infosec directives.
Lawfare suggests crypto wars are as much philosophical as they are technical.