Reports that will surprise few who've been paying attention allege fresh Chinese government involvement in hacking US targets. Among the possible victims are five tech companies, two pharmaceutical concerns, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. CrowdStrike calls out "Deep Panda," again.
US-CERT warns of pervasive vulnerabilities in Android LTE networks, as criminals and others make inroads into mobile ecosystems.
Check Point sees a politically motivated but as yet unidentified hand behind an ongoing campaign against Israeli networks — malicious Microsoft Word files are the common infection vectors.
Authorities in the US and UK warn of the centrality of social media to the terrorist threat as it currently exists. Inspiration has supplanted direction, and social media are proving rife with inspiration.
Citizen Lab describes widespread adoption of FinFisher's lawful intercept tool. Other reports suggest an increase in surveillance on the part of African governments.
Sophos notes the spread of malvertizing (even to the Daily Mail). Heimdal warns against widespread SEO offers that in fact phishbait for malicious sites.
Japanese banks are being hit with the Brolux Trojan.
US and Australian analysts independently warn that their national financial sectors are under continuous attack. As FBI and Secret Service investigations into incursions at US banks proceed, there are suggestions that the (allegedly) Russian hackers involved were seeking a trading advantage. The US SEC tells public companies to get serious about cyber security or face increasing regulation (and enforcement actions).
GCHQ seeks to vet Huawei operations at UK nuclear plants.
Germany reigns in the BND?