CyberBerkut is back. The Putinist hackers claim to have disrupted a number of German government Websites in retaliation for Germany's support of Ukraine against the Russian campaign to re-engorge it.
ISIS sympathizers of the "CyberCaliphate" go after another US small media market, this time in Albuquerque.
Sony hack skeptics still aren't buying the FBI's insistence (based partially on clues left by "sloppy" attackers) that North Korea did it. Some think they see evidence of a "second attack" in spearphishing emails originating from British and Turkish ISPs, but other observers regard such levels of spearphishing as just the normal cost of doing business in cyberspace. A North Korean defector (supporting one tendency of US Government analysis of the case) claims DPRK hackers operate from a front in Shenyang. Other observers wonder why Sony seems to be a perennial hacking target: some trace it to the company's attempts, between 2005 and 2007, to install a copy protection rootkit in music CDs.
Pastebin has long been a place to dump stolen data. It's now being used to distribute backdoors.
Georgia Tech researchers are working on ways to parry side-channel attacks.
As the Morgan Stanley breach investigation unfolds, analysts warn, again, of the insider threat. The disaffected may become malicious; they're even likelier to become careless.
Electronic Arts appears to have been hacked.
In the US Defense Department, both DISA and Cyber Command are shopping for industry help with cyber security.
Kevin Mitnick is now selling zero-days (but only to good guys, he says).