Skid vs. skid, as various online jihadists swat back at Anonymous for #OpCharlieHebdo (and Anonymous attracts a little rare grudging sympathy).
Parties unknown post a fake but convincing BBC site with bogus Charlie Hedbo coverage. The site's now gone, it's purpose unclear, but observers speculate it may have been a dry run for a serious attack elsewhere.
The physical and cyber worlds converge in information operations as IS opens a recruiting drive in Afghanistan and Pakistan. IS and al Qaeda continue their depraved competition in propaganda of the deed.
US CENTCOM is back in social media, embarrassed and resolved to be more vigilant. Its sister commands EUCOM and AFRICOM look to their own accounts. Some sources report a British jihadist as the hack's prime suspect, but such speculation remains tentative. Much scare-mongering about the incident swirls online, but contrast ZeroFOX's measured take: "more smoke than fire." CENTCOM's characterization of the attack as "cybervandalism" seems the consensus (and correct) view.
IOActive finds a hard-coded SSL key in some GE Ethernet switches.
Adobe, Microsoft, and Siemens all patched products yesterday. (Observers goggle a bit at Microsoft's Telnet patch.) Google continues its curiously aggressive disclosure of other company's vulnerabilities: its spats with Microsoft and WhiteHat also continue. Many dislike Google's decision to leave older Android versions unpatched.
France increases online surveillance. US President Obama's cyber policy proposals receive mixed but on balance positive reviews. UK Prime Minister Cameron's thoughts on encryption, however, lay an egg.
Several US court cases with cyber implications proceed.