China's Great Firewall appears to be redirecting large amounts of "bogus traffic" to foreign sites. It's unclear whether this is deliberate policy or an accidental artifact of Chinese censorship, but the redirection arouses overheated complaints that China has "weaponized its entire population" into a DDoS attack machine.
A French museum cancels a cartoonists' convention after it sustains cyber attacks (the museum also notes Islamist murders at Charlie Hebdo and a Danish symposium featuring a controversial cartoonist).
The ISIS-affiliated al-Battar Media Foundation's female unit (the al-Khansaa Media Brigade) steps up social media recruiting of women residing in Europe and North America. The Brigade urges them to rally to the Caliphate. Saudi Arabia's new king convened a summit of Islamic organizations in Mecca last week with the aim of organizing a Muslim response to ISIS terror — observers watch for the conference to prompt information operations.
Akamai's Prolexic unit looks into DDoS-for-hire exploitation of vulnerable software-as-a-service platforms (Joomla among them).
Malwarbytes describes how compromised cPanel "Account Suspended" pages redirect to the Fiesta exploit kit.
Bitdefender finds ten "unusually aggressive" adware-infested apps in Google Play.
Shodan searches reveal some 2500 Seagate network attached storage devices vulnerable to a zero-day disclosed back in October.
Trend Micro reports seeing new TorrentLocker email vectors that bypass spam filters and use DMARC reports (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) in target reconnaissance.
Analysts consider the significance of the Gemalto hack and the Lenovo-Supership incident.
SAIC acquires Scitor.
Biometrics and deep web scanning contribute to US investigations of ISIS.