As Russia and the West (and particularly that part of the West the United States comprises) move into harsher discord and more open competition over Ukraine and Syria, observers discern a sharper edge to Russian cyber operations. A Bloomberg piece describes a "second front" in cyberspace, and characterizes Russian operations there as increasingly "brazen and destructive."
The Internet Storm Center looks at some recent Cisco reports on exploit kits and sees in them a trend: more Angler, less Nuclear.
The recent international takedown of Dridex has yielded one collar of an alleged botmaster. Many see the operation as a sign that law enforcement is making progress against at least this form of cyber crime. Dridex was the heir apparent to Gameover Zeus as the black market leader, but its reign was much shorter than expected. (Other observers see a greyer drizzle from the Dridex story: you, gentle reader, as a user are the weakest link.)
Android and (to a lesser but noticeable extent) iOS devices continue to exhibit vulnerabilities. Some believe that firms selling legal "rooting kits" for Android are enabling a great deal of illegal activity. And security researchers may, according to some, be falling out of their honeymoon love for OS X, if honeymoon it ever was.
In industry news, Symantec hints at more acquisitions to come. FireEye exhibits the share-price vagaries of any story stock. Blackberry says its regaining its rightful security "mojo."
New EU data protection rules are coming, and their likely effects are much debated.