The anti-ISIS hacktivists of GhostSec talk to the Irari Report about the soi-disant caliphate's operations in cyberspace. Of interest are ISIS's efforts to evade disruption (not so much detection, since so much of their operations are directed to recruiting and developing mindshare among the disaffected) because these involve hiding in plain sight as opposed to using technically sophisticated cloaking.
A vBulletin breached, swiftly patched by the company, arouses fears of a more general zero-day campaign.
The post-mortem of the PageFair hack continues. Threatpost explains how the service was exploited to serve as the vector for bogus (and malicious) Flash updates.
The Tinba banking Trojan is seeing a surge in activity against Russian targets. The Angler and Nuclear exploit kits are observed integrating PawnStorm.
Mixed news on ransomware: the good news is that Dutch police have taken down CoinVault and Bitcryptor (with an assist from Kaspersky, who extracted the encryption keys); the bad news is that German companies are being hit with Chimera.
XcodeGhost is circulating again, now affecting iOS9 devices.
Dark Matters takes a dive into the metaphysics of identity, which it sees as necessarily a social artifact. (A defensible position, but contrast the work of a classical metaphysician, John Duns Scotus, particularly in Ordinatio II.)
Some journalists covering the cyber beat listen to psychologists advising a Freudian look at hacking motivations. Understanding motives is surely a good thing, but turning to psychoanalysis for insight seems like advising a chip fab to think about how it handles phlogiston during lithography.