China's Great Firewall is spooking Internet users in that country with the appearance of a massive DDoS campaign against popular international sites. (Krebs, reports Naked Security, attributes the issue to a "screw-up" on the part of censors, not to any unusual malign intent.)
Trend Micro reports an evolution in the Dyre banking Trojan's distribution methods — it's now arriving delivered by a macro in a compromised document.
Indonesian hackers have reportedly vandalized MasterCard sites.
CSO reports on the weekend hack of Tesla Motors' social media presence. It was initiated by socially engineering a third-party: an attacker allegedly called AT&T, posed as a Tesla staffer, and persuaded the telco to forward Tesla calls to a non-Tesla number. This attack appears to have been a prank.
Security blogger Lenny Zeltser publishes a long and interesting account of his interactions with a tech support scammer. This family of scams seems to be exhibiting a new sophistication, so caveat auditor.
Two proofs-of-concept are worth following. A group of researchers plans to demonstrate car hacks over the next several months, and other researchers at the University of Washington report that they've found and exploited vulnerabilities in a telesurgery system developed by their university colleagues.
Tor Browser 4.5 is out. WordPress has patched its recently discovered zero-day.
AV testers appear to be forming a posse to find the company alleged to have illegitimately goosed its test ratings.
Labor market observers still think some clarity about cyber labor categories and careers would attract new workers to the field.