The CyberCaliphate returns, swearing fealty to the Islamic State while hacking Newsweek and threatening US President Obama's family. The threat is clearly gasconade, but the hack remains troubling. More troubling in some ways is the CyberCaliphate's hijacking of a US service member's Twitter account to spread threats against military spouses.
Anonymous continues its OpISIS. HackRead has details on the Islamic State social media Anonymous claims it's downed. Those interested in crowd-sourced information operations may consult Bloomberg for advice on trolling ISIS.
The Netherlands' government reports its websites have suffered a denial-of-service attack.
The Chinese cyber espionage group "Codoso" compromised Forbes's website (specifically the "Thought of the Day" feature) and turned it into a watering hole (now fixed).
China retained its place as leading state cyber espionage actor in 2014, but its prime target may seem a bit surprising: it's not the United States, but Vietnam.
Google has updated Chrome. Microsoft's Patch Tuesday included significant updates to Windows and Internet Explorer, closing both Jasbug and POODLE vulnerabilities.
Asset owners increasingly exercise close due-diligence when they hire financial management companies.
Cyber security stocks continue to rise post-Anthem. Anthem itself gets predictable scrutiny from state attorneys general. New York State regulators are in a particularly aggressive mood, and promise the insurance and financial sectors lots of additional help. Soon.
The new US Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center seems motivated by impatience with the difficulties of attribution (an inherently hard problem). Industry reaction is mixed and mostly wary, but intelligence sharing would be welcome.