Tweets surrounding the jihadist attempt on cartoonists in Texas continue to draw scrutiny as at least one ISIS online representative (twenty-year-old Abu Hussain al-Britani, a.k.a. Junaid Hussain, a.k.a. TriCk) seems to have shown some advance knowledge of the attempted attack and to be warning that more's coming ("You ain't seen nothing yet"). CNN describes al-Britani as "zany," which we suppose is one way to put it. As always it's difficult to distinguish command-and-control from inspiration from cheerleading. (Americans do tend to overestimate the effect of cheerleading, but it seems to be having its successes at least as far as online recruiting goes.)
A less ambiguous ISIS connection is to spearphishing, a technique that, the InfoSec Institute notes, the Caliphate has already used to ferret out opposition figures and hostile journalists. It's also an attractive route into industrial control systems.
A former CIA executive claims in a new book that ISIS learned from Snowden's leaks how to avoid US surveillance.
Anonymous appears to be continuing its action against the Baltimore Police Department.
Messaging app LINE was used as bait in attacks against targets in more than seven countries.
WordPress vulnerabilities, now patched, are being actively exploited in the wild.
Lenovo patches bugs in its Systems Update Service.
Enterprise vulnerabilities accessed via their SAP implementations are worth a look, especially as SAP ties itself more closely to the Internet-of-things.
Seeking Alpha calls security a bubble, but a bubble unlikely to pop anytime soon.
The US Second Circuit rules against NSA bulk surveillance.