US and Canadian authorities open investigations into the on-going wave of Caliphate-themed low-grade cyber vandalism hitting North American websites.
The US State Department continues to grapple with its compromised email system. The long-standing intrusions are allegedly the work of Russian intelligence organs.
The Internet Storm Center describes the current state-of-play in malware stealth and evasion. Analysts report the evolution of VBA malicious documents to incorporate sandbox and virtualization detection.
The MongoDB tool, phpMoAdmin, is reported vulnerable to remote code execution.
Analysts recap the history of the FREAK vulnerability, "from discovery to mitigation."
Malwarebytes warns Facebook users of a worm (a member of the "Kilim" family) that enrolls infected machines into a botnet. (The bait is "scandalous photos of teenagers" — don't take it.)
Trend Micro reports an unpleasant evolutionary development in ransomware: "VIRLOCK" not only locks the victim device, but infects its files as well, which Trend Labs claims is a ransomware first.
Another USB threat is demonstrated as a proof-of-concept: this one destroys ("fries") hardware.
SecurityWeek mulls the problem of reputational damage caused by cyber attack.
Several bits of product news appear. Blackberry's partnership with IBM and Samsung yields a new, security-optimized, tablet. Google watchers believe they've spotted a VPN service in Android 5.1. Yahoo moves forward with plans to offer end-to-end encrypted email by year's end.
The US National Association of Insurance Commissioners issues "Principles for Effective Cybersecurity Regulatory Guidance.
Industry analysts offer perspective on the operational use of threat intelligence.
German police collar a major darkweb drug ring.