The US Government is said to be detecting a flurry of Iranian hacking, for the most part directed at email and social media accounts of Government officials. Press speculation connects the activity with the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Teheran on espionage charges.
ISIS operatives in social media appear to be slipping into what Gawker calls "Twitter drama" of a kind familiar to anyone who misspends too much time in such online interactions. Analysts offer thoughts on how ISIS opponents might seek to alienate ISIS members from their cause.
A Passcode opinion piece thinks the Russian threat to undersea cables "overblown," not because its difficult to cut cables (it isn't), but because the large number of such cables offers significant redundancy. Still, the US Congress is asking the Executive Branch for its assessment of that risk.
Hard-to-remove "auto-rooting" Android exploits circulate in the wild. Trojanized apps prove a threat. OmniRAT, which can afflict Windows, OS X, and Android devices, is selling for $25 a pop on the black market. New DDoS attacks are hitting email and MySQL servers.
Observers comment on the PageFair and TalkTalk incidents (PageFair gets good reviews for prompt and direct disclosure). The Parliamentary committee looking into the TalkTalk breach draws ironic comment — its own website apparently has significant vulnerabilities.
Other (fussy? unrealistic?) ironists take the UK's GCHQ to task for double-mindedness over encryption: GCHQ pushes encryption's use internally but would restrict outsiders from enjoying its benefits.
Some cyber-rattling in the US over offensive capability.