AFP reports that, after realizing considerable information operations success online, Islamist groups are now beginning to shy away from the Internet, fearing that intelligence services are using it as a tool against jihad.
FireEye offers an account of the Syrian civil war's cyber antagonists. (Note the reappearance of traditional espionage tradecraft.)
More warnings of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure appear, and Tripwire at least thinks these amount to more than the usual FUD background noise.
Fresh ransomware campaigns circulate in the wild, some targeting mobile devices.
Over 100,000 Facebook users have been reportedly infected with malware in the past few days — observers of the campaign suggest those responsible used video and tags to facilitate their attacks.
Atlassian resets some HipChat passwords after observing "suspicious activity."
Pirate Bay returns from suspension, and security analysts warn that the service comes freighted with risk.
Denial-of-service attacks often look like something done just for the lulz (see, for example, the recent Taylor Swift capers) but Nexusguard thinks such apparent coup-counting may actually be DDoS-for-hire marketing ploys.
Cyber security received its fair share of attention at Davos, but at least one authority, the City of London Police commissioner, advances the gloomy view that it will take a catastrophic attack on a major multi-national firm to motivate real improvements in security.
As more industry voices call for recognizing cyber attacks as "war," various governments look to their tactics. The UK is said to be considering Orde Wingate's WWII Chindits as a model for a cyber force.