The US State Department acknowledges that unnamed hackers reported earlier this year may indeed, after all, have made off with sensitive information.
Today, of course, is Anonymous's "Troll ISIS Day." Much as one might wish them success at holding Daesh up to mockery, the virtuous trolling doesn't seem to have shown the Caliphate much. The closest Anonymous gets to a rave review is PC Magazine's "this isn't entirely feel-good slacktivism." Much of what's visible — and it's not exactly breaking the Internet — is promulgated under "#Daeshbag" and consists largely of depicting jihadists in unflattering, defeated, or debased postures.
Busy as the hacktivist collective's been with ISIS, they've still had time to deface sites belonging to Japan's Prime Minister Abe (for whaling) and American real estate mogul cum presidential aspirant Trump (for anti-Muslim remarks).
ZScaler has information on the Spy Banker Trojan that's infesting Brazilian networks.
FireEye finds the Angler exploit kit lurking in a 2011 Guardian story about cyber crime, and it's also appeared in sites susceptible to a recently disclosed WordPress vulnerability. Heimdal offers an overview of Angler adapted to non-technical readers.
Malwarebytes runs a useful account of Chimera, an unusual bit of crimeware in that it combines file encryption (as in familiar ransomware) with doxing functionality (threatening to publish victims' files if they don't pony up).
Cyber criminals are changing tactics to cut their costs — they only need what works, and that doesn't necessarily require the exotic or expensive.
Bitcoin's Satoshi Nakamoto remains as airborne and elusive as ever.