Another self-declared set of ISIS-supporting hacktivists, these from Morocco, hit a target of opportunity, this time in India. Wired looks at the Islamic State's acknowledged success with Twitter and offers the US State Department some advice on how it might respond. Information operations seem particularly challenging — if information operations are essentially marketing in battledress, why do nations with no shortage of marketing talent have such difficulty with them?
The Register, listening to various little birdies, thinks there's less to stories about CIA attempts to compromise iPhones than meets the eye.
Kaspersky releases more circumstantial linguistic evidence linking the Equation Group to some Anglophone agency, probably, they suggest, an American one.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday re-addressed a vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet. (Stuxnet also returns to the news in stories about the probably non-prosecution of Marine General Cartwright, alleged leaker of US involvement in the exploit.) Some of the patches, however, are reported to be causing users problems: KB 3033929, KB 3002657, and KB 2046049.
The Guardian reconsiders and clarifies allegations that Whisper spies on users who opt out of location tracking: an IP address, the Guardian concludes, is a poor and unreliable surrogate for geolocation.
Dropbox patches its recently reported Android SDK vulnerability.
Cyber industry observers see an increasing tendency to nationalism ("Balkanization") in the sector, alleging a tendency to go easy on the home team.
Hedge funds and law firms are warned that they're hacking targets.
Parliamentary interest in restricting UK encryption wanes.
The US Senate prepares its cyber bill markup.