Some notes on information operations lead today's news. ISIS posts a video aligning itself with Boko Haram: the two groups cooperate in pursuing mindshare among the unreflectively murderous disaffected. ISIS sympathizers continue their odd-seeming vandalism against minor US Midwestern targets — now an arts group in Topeka, Kansas. (Low-hanging fruit plucked by poor grammarians.)
Lookingglass reveals a pervasive and sophisticated cyber operation conducted by Russian services. "Operation Armageddon," an espionage campaign directed against Ukrainian military and government targets. Lookingglass says the campaign has been active at least since mid-2013.
More accounts of alleged Russian hacking of the US White House and State Department trickle out. Fortune suggests the Russian services gained access to US networks via a viral video of a droll monkey.
WordPress is patching a zero-day that affects even the version it released last week.
Researchers report finding an Android zero-day that exposes devices to drive-by downloads.
Sendgrid ("transactional email delivery services") suffers a breach and advises users to reset passwords.
Enterprises with extensive (or permissive) BYOD policies are warned against zombie apps — unsupported, dead apps lingering on employees' devices.
In industry news, GBGroup buys fast-growing location intelligence shop Loqate.
The newly confirmed US Attorney General promises a close focus on cyber issues. The FBI announces plans to address its cyber labor needs through outsourcing: an RFP is expected.
NSA Director emeritus Alexander praises Israeli and Iranian cyber capabilities (withholding, of course, approval thereof).
A US court rules, in Genesco v. Visa, that attorney-client privilege covers cyber forensic results.