Iran takes public and cyber swipes at regional adversaries, warning Israel that any cyber attacks on Iranian installations will be met with a "crushing response," and turning the sockpuppets of Iran Hack Security Team loose against Royal Saudi Air Force sites. (The defacement of the air force sites, prompted by Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, is the most recent round in a series of cyber incidents between Iran and Saudi Arabia.)
Ongoing Chinese activity against Indian sites appears related to long-standing border disputes between the two countries.
Mandiant links recent intrusions into University of Virginia networks to China-based actors who apparently prospected specific individuals of interest. Observers speculate that university research was the target.
Zero-days are disclosed for Dolphin and Mercury browsers. Patching is underway.
Blue Coat reports detecting a phishing campaign against Central Bank of Armenia personnel.
Another phishing campaign trolls Amazon customers with the subject line "New Security Feature."
Zscaler links recent spikes in Neutrino exploit kit infestation to compromised WordPress sites.
Fortinet reports finding an unknown and uncharacterized document exploit.
Extortionists continue to go after Ashley Madison users. The "Impact Team" outlines the security issues they found in Avid Life sites they hacked, and investigators look for clues to Impact Team's identity and whereabouts.
FBR Capital sees no signs of an approaching bear market in cyber stocks.
Widely expected breakthroughs in quantum computing are also expected to stress cyber security to the breaking point.
US retaliation for the OPM hack is expected to test and shape cyber deterrence.