ISIS's social media may be more brittle that thought if a lead recruiter's death in a drone strike has the effect claimed by US intelligence services.
Britain's GCHQ is said to have undertaken very broad surveillance of Internet usage worldwide.
As Sino-US summit talks proceed, observers differ over the likelihood (and ultimate utility) of any cyberspace treaty. How the recent connection of the Naikon APT to PLA Unit 78020 and discovery of an ambitious adware campaign mounted by (or at least through) a Chinese mobile app promotion firm will affect negotiations remains to be seen. (US Intelligence Community leaders are said to advocate a tough line.)
The cyber black market shows fresh, if unsurprising, signs of sophistication in the Kasidet/Neutrino builder trade, Kovter's adaptation of Poweliks evasion techniques, and the spread of GreenDispenser ATM malware. Microsoft Word Intruder malware is also being trafficked in a well-established criminal market.
Malwarebytes finds the xHamster adult sight (against which John McAfee long ago warned the world, albeit on aesthetic as opposed to technical grounds) is serving up malvertising.
Long use and reuse of Uber credentials have apparently enabled criminals in China to compromise accounts.
Industry continues to draw lessons in software development and engineering ethics from the VW scandal (now also under investigation by Australian authorities).
Enterprises generally and increasingly see information-sharing as a linchpin of sound security, but US Government self-criticism sees room for more help to business. And privacy advocates continue to warn of sharing's downside (especially with respect to CISA).