Lawfare reads ISIS's online magazine and discerns in the group's information operations an oddly Trotskyite intention: worsen conditions and heighten contradictions, thereby bringing about not the revolution, but a worldwide Caliphate.
An Anonymous group takes a poke at ISIS by defacing an ISIS website with a bogus Viagra ad. (Higher priorities, however, engage the hacktivist collective: punishing Iceland in cyberspace for Icelandic whaling.) Pro-ISIS hackers deface a Wisconsin county's veterans' services page with a perfunctory Islamist message.
Iran's foreign ministry denies anything to do with hacks of the US State Department, but says the US deserved them anyway.
Cyber-rioting between Indian and Pakistani hacktivists continues.
Toy maker VTech has been breached, and customer data lost.
The Encoder ransomware family continues its spread through Linux servers, with an odd promise to victims: if you're in Russia or the Commonwealth of Independent States (that is, the friendlier or more frightened precincts of the Near Abroad), the criminals are sorry and will decrypt your files at no charge to you.
iSight describes the ModPOS point-of-sale malware as unusually dangerous and stealthy. Some agree, but others (notably Verizon) remain skeptical, so the jury's still out.
LANDESK reports a breach that exposed employees' personal information, but some insiders hint the threat may be broader.
Analysts warn that medical devices are soon likely to be targets of new attacks, including ransomware.
Industry digests news that cyber security will now affect credit ratings.
NSA stopped bulk collection of phone records Sunday. Many policy wonks already miss it.