Whether or not they actually directed it (probably not, say informed observers) ISIS is using the Texas cartoon exhibit shooting for recruiting and information operations.
Ransomware's latest entry, AlphaCrypt, looking like TeslaCrypt but with Cryptowall-like functionality, is being distributed by the Angler exploit kit.
Dyre gets more elusive.
IOActive reports a (now patched) privilege-escalation vulnerability in Lenovo PCs.
Onapsys outlines three ways known SAP vulnerabilities are being exploited to compromise enterprises.
Cybercriminals generally are adopting some of the evasion and persistence long associated with espionage in their capers.
Krebs reports that stolen credentials are showing up for sale on PayIvy (which accepts PayPal).
Trend Micro offers an interesting overview of steganography and its uses in concealing malware.
Passcode reports on "the identity economy" as seen from ID360.
Cyber insurance is expected soon to become as common, in the UK at least, as property insurance.
A partnership between Lockheed Martin and Cybereason is seen as paralleling Raytheon's similar move with Websense.
Another Chinese antivirus vendor, Tencent, joins Qihoo in the gallery of those accused of gaming AV tests.
Lawfare sees the "full glare of European hypocrisy" over privacy and surveillance in French collection legislation and accusations that Germany's BND snooped on friendly nations and corporations. The French surveillance program will be interesting — it's doubtful anyone will be able to cope with the terabytes it's expected to collect. The alleged hypocrisy may be dazzling, but the glare-of-war in cyberspace surely will be. Get some sunglasses to go with that Phrygian cap, Marianne.