ISIS adds photographic evidence of its destruction of Palmyra ruins to its online information campaign.
Cisco describes the exploitation of AutoIT, the widely used freeware system management tool, to spread remote-access Trojans (RATs) and other malware through enterprises.
Sphinx, a new, sinkhole-resistant form of the Zeus Trojan, is now for sale on the black market. It goes for $500 a binary; its purveyors accept either Bitcoin or DASH in payment.
Both Canadian and Australian authorities see a surge in Ashley Madison related extortion.
Dell SecureWorks offers a close look at Stegoloader, a poorly understood and relatively stealthy malware family.
Amazon decides to disable Flash in hosted ads.
In industry news, a recently completed study concludes the cyber security market will reach $170 billion by 2020.
Hitachi announces its purchase of managed security services provider Above Security.
KEYW selects a new CEO, outsider William Weber, to succeed the late Leonard Moodispaw.
In the US Government, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes cloud best practices for military networks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issues draft cyber security guidance for electrical utilities, with particular focus on access and authentication. Vice News describes a growing interest in open source intelligence (OSINT) on the part of the US Intelligence Community. The US Army sees a more expansive cyber role for itself.
Corporations (and their lawyers) mull implications of the US Third Circuit's recent decision in Wyndham v. FTC that the Federal Trade Commission has, in effect, authority to regulate cyber security.