Trolls have become to information operations what leaflets and loudspeakers were to psychological warfare. See US studies of current Russian techniques, and a strange case of jihadist trolling for teenaged girls.
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) discovers that the breach of taxpayer information it sustained earlier this year is worse than it thought.
Not hacks, but glitches: the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finds buggy air traffic control upgrades were responsible for weekend flight disruptions. And the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closes its investigation of the Morgan Stanley breach without finding any conclusive signs of criminal hacking.
Level 3 warns of a spike in denial-of-service attacks using portmap; gaming companies seem most affected.
Threatpost reports that serious Schneider SCADA vulnerabilities disclosed at DEF CON remain unpatched.
Google's Android patching continues to receive mixed reviews, as observers see an "ecosystem" out of whack. (Alternatively, it's a functioning ecosystem, but your phones are the krill.)
Microsoft is expected to roll out a critical, out-of-band patch for IE today around 1:00 EDT. It's expected to fix a remote code execution vulnerability involving all versions of Windows.
In industry news vulnerability research squabbles continue. Oracle stands by on what's being called its "CSO's rant" (but in a nice way: they've taken down her post). Kaspersky dismisses allegations it deliberately planted false positives as tinfoil hat stuff; companies rumored to have been affected are mostly mum.
China dismisses US espionage warnings, but at least three of the Five Eyes restrict Chinese tech products.