Russian projection of power into the Levant prompts US worries about the likelihood of accompanying cyber attacks. A senior US Air Force leader says the US is on increased alert (but declines to further specify the alert measures). Other observers voice concern over the Russian government's increasing coordination with cyber criminal elements.
Analysts see Chinese territorial ambitions in the South China Sea as the fons et origo of ongoing PLA regional cyber espionage.
Dow Jones discloses a breach thought to be related to the one recently suffered by Scottrade.
Researcher report Zhone SOHO routers vulnerable to hijacking. Other SOHO routers, from Netgear, suffer from an authentication bypass flaw that's being exploited in the wild.
New reports of medical device vulnerabilities surface; physicians are warned to be on their guard. Environmental risk managers and commercial aviation receive similar cautions.
In industry news, the big story over the long weekend is Dell's acquisition of EMC. It's a stunningly large buy (some $67 billion, said to be a record for the tech sector) and it will have large implications for the market. Dell quietly filed for a SecureWorks IPO as it finalized the deal; EMC's RSA division is also expected to go on the block.
Cyber security remains a top concern of the insurance sector, where premiums for cyber insurance are reported to have "massively increased" in the wake of recent incidents.
Safe Harbor's expiration receives continued scrutiny.
China arrests some of its hackers for industrial espionage. Extradition to the US is unlikely.