More scrutiny for Germany's Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), reported to have collected against "partners" in operations Berlin calls "beyond the BND's remit."
Iran's Rocket Kitten cyber espionage group gets poor reviews (and a lots of Schadenfreude) for its slovenly OPSEC.
Tunisian Islamists deface webpages belonging to North London's JFS, Europe's largest Jewish school, with anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian messages. Elsewhere the Hill notes the growing scope and impact of hacktivism ("cyber vigilantes") as a general phenomenon.
njRAT morphs into KillerRat, with enhanced anonymity and more capable spying.
Palo Alto Networks discovers a new, modular Trojan infesting targets in Thailand. "Bookworm" is similar to earlier Chinese-run exploits. It abuses legitimate executables found in either Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Microsoft Security Essentials.
Ransomware continues its run as a major criminal threat. Mac users are in criminal developers' crosshairs, so their sense of (relative) immunity may be short-lived. Poorly written ransomware has recently work to the victims' advantage, but not so this week: "Power Worm's" buggy code inadvertently dumps its encryption key, making recovery impossible even if victims pony up.
Many vendors issue patches. Microsoft is reworking one fix that's had unintended bad consequences for functionality.
Last week's stock sell-offs prompt M&A talk.
Tenable's big infusion of cash set off IPO speculation (but Tenable says you'll know its IPO when you see it).
Microsoft opens a data center in Germany as a hedge against EU privacy requirements, especially should the trans-Atlantic Safe Harbor regime not return.
US prosecutors indict suspects for hacks of JPMorgan, eTrade, Scottrade and others.