ISIS/Daesh adherents appear to be attempting collaboration toward cyber attack capabilities. Consensus among observers is that Daesh hasn't progressed beyond low-grade, script-kiddie levels, and that any serious offensive capacity remains aspirational. Still, their efforts will bear watching.
Elsewhere, Jammat-ud-Dawah, nominal charitable and political arm of the south-Asian Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, barked an announcement that a "24/7" cyber operations cell has been established to hold Indian targets under threat.
Turkey continues recovery from the recent denial-of-service campaign it sustained. The government talks up its tighter security measures and reaffirms its commitment to building up a cyber security workforce.
Abode patches Flash Player in response to Huawei's discovery of a zero-day being exploited in the wild. Analysts regard the out-of-band patch worth immediate attention.
Researcher Chris Vickery has found data for 191 million registered US voters — essentially all of them — exposed online thanks to an "incorrectly configured database." No one really knows who's responsible, but early speculation points toward an unidentified customer of political campaign service provider NationBuilder.
A presentation at the Chaos Computer Club says flaws in payment communication protocols Poseidon and ZVT could compromise PINs and otherwise enable banking and payment fraud.
Widespread US adoption of chip-and-pin payment cards in 2016 is expected to shift cyber criminals toward card-not-present fraud, with the sharing economy most heavily affected.
Forbes reviews the "hottest cybersecurity startups" of 2015.
New Chinese anti-terrorist legislation is characterized as requiring firms to decrypt on demand. It's unclear how different this will prove to be from requiring backdoors.