Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has sustained a cyber attack that officials say (without being able to state the specific damage) could cost millions to remediate. The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the country's biggest users of supercomputers, but it's thought that the Bureau was attacked as means of getting access to the real target: Australian defense networks. "It's China," say Australian officials on background. "Groundless accusations and speculation are not constructive," says a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
The US and China are currently holding follow-on talks to their recent cyber security summit. How the Australian incident will affect these talks remains unknown, but some reports claim US President Obama is "pressuring" Chinese President Xi on China's allegedly ongoing cyber attacks on US industrial targets.
Attacks on banks continue, as hacktivists and criminal extortionists expand their attentions to financial institutions in Greece, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Anonymous persists in multitasking, attacking Thai police sites and releasing personal information on law enforcement personnel.
Japan's Minister Taro Kono, responsible for public safety, warns that Japanese critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attack by ISIS.
Heimdal warns that the Angler exploit kit is distributing Cryptowall 4.0, a new strain of ransomware, in a drive-by campaign.
Huawei has announced that it will not fix its vulnerable WiMax routers. They may still be for sale, but the company says they're now "unsupported," won't be patched, and should be "discarded."
The cyber insurance market continues to sort itself out. Policies remain expensive, risks high.