Reports suggest that, as foreign diplomatic missions in Yemen decamp, some may have abandoned sensitive information, which lends additional interest to stories on "visual hacking" — that is, seeing stuff left lying around.
Cyber rioting appears in another corner of the former Soviet empire, this time in Azerbaijan, where allegations of Armenian hacktivism surface.
Lenovo attracts general odium for pre-installing Superfish adware in its machines, thereby allegedly exposing users to man-in-the-middle attacks and other threats. Lenovo says it thinks Superfish represents no real security issue, but out of sensitivity to its customers' legitimate security concerns, the company will at once stop shipping products with the feature installed. Several experts offer advice on how to detect and remove the adware.
Newly discovered Android malware is said to be able to spy on users even after their phones are (apparently but not really) shut down.
An Australian security researcher demonstrates a proof-of-concept Android credit-card-cloning app.
New Snowden documents appear to show a 2010 GCHQ/NSA operation that compromised SIM cards.
Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex is compromised by hackers and suspends operations.
A variety of Microsoft patch news is out, including an increase in Windows XP afterlife support costs.
Intel Security urges all not to declare digital bankruptcy — that is, to decide their personal data is valueless. (AT&T, for one, thinks its customers' personal data are worth $29 per month.)
JPMorgan beefs up its in-house cyber security team. Cyber security startups continue to surge, and the cyber labor shortage surges with them.