The cyber intrusion into Australia's Bureau of Meteorology looks more like an attempt to reach that country's defense networks. Most interested parties have now clammed up, but China remains the leading and obvious suspect.
China and the US have reached some agreement on cooperation in cyberspace, specifically more information sharing and establishment of a hotline over which cyber tensions might be discussed and eased. Chinese authorities issue fresh denials that the OPM hack was the work of their government, but they also say it was the work of Chinese criminals, some of whom they've arrested. No one's really buying the denials, at least yet — the data stolen from OPM seem not to have turned up for sale in any criminal market — but the two countries seem to share a mutual interest in rapprochement.
Iran, which observers flag as a growing cyber threat to Western targets, tenders the international community its good offices as an honest broker of IoT security.
ISIS continues its ghastly online propaganda-of-the-deed, with new execution videos and opportunistic praise of yesterday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
The Armada Collective gives three Greek banks a taste of what they'll receive if they don't pay their ransom.
Trend Micro describes "Operation Black Atlas," a complex point-of-sale campaign that conducts extensive pre-attack reconnaissance, then selects the most effective tool to compromise its retail targets.
Conficker's resurgence shows that criminals need not innovate to succeed.
The US Department of Homeland Security has some new and interesting notes on cyber insurance.