Those who noticed a US Congressman's call to kick ISIS off Twitter will be interested to see Recorded Future's analysis of the Islamic State's dramatically increased presence in the social medium: 250% more twittering per day in February 2015 than December 2014. The growth lies in Arabic-language tweets; it's not significantly attributable to bot traffic.
Lenovo's bad week continues with reputational damage unabated. Some brief, script-kiddiesque vandalism affects the company's website. (Krebs reports the vandalism, like last week's attack on Google's Vietnam service, may have been enabled by seizure of Malaysian registrar Webnic.)
Customers of for-profit companies like Anthem aren't the only ones who need to worry about becoming collateral damage in a data breech. The Urban Institute reports that its National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) network has been compromised, with information from some 700,000 charities exposed.
Telegram disputes Zimperium's claim that Telegram's secure messaging application fails to protect content in memory.
Attackers are exploiting a vulnerable Google Maps extension to launch denial-of-service attacks from Joomla servers.
Onapsis reports finding five SAP vulnerabilities.
Mobile spyware remains an unresolved threat to corporate networks. Developers aren't fixing vulnerabilities quickly enough — these typically persist for months — and mistrust of smartphone security in particular is proving a drag on the mobile economy.
As the US Congress mulls cyber legislation, industry mulls the probably consequences of the President's recent Executive Order. Regulators also begin to move: the US FCC seems about to pass net neutrality; New York is likely to tighten financial cyber oversight.