Reports from the UK suggest some ISIS hacking of Government emails. (Meanwhile online jihadism keeps itself roiled by the usual cross currents of atrocity-inspiration, calls for unity against a growing array of infidels, and inside-baseball squabbles over competition for leadership authenticity.)
Damballa does some work on Corebot and finds traces of its take on criminal markets.
Effects of the Excellus breach may extend to other insurance providers. (Ziften tells us the breach is "just the latest example of how hackers are able to avoid detection and go unnoticed within a network for long periods of time.")
Those TSA-approved locks familiar to US air travelers? Pictures of masters published online have enabled 3D printing of keys.
Researchers agree Ashley Madison's security was problematic; how problematic remains up for debate (still, pretty problematic). Cracked passwords show poignant evidence of bad consciences.
More observers see a return of marque and reprisal to cyberspace, 150 years after they vanished from the high seas.
Enterprises and insurers see an escalation of cyber exposure and look for tools to assess and transfer it. Some policymakers look to the insurance sector to drive standards of care. Insurance agents are told not to be shy in presenting cyber policies.
Investors look at start-ups, watch for Palantir's IPO, and assess the sector's current high-fliers (like Palo Alto).
The US and China continue to look for a modus vivendi in cyberspace, with the US insisting on distinguishing traditional espionage from industrial for-profit spying.
Class-action breach suits are the new normal.