ISIS adherents in the North Caucasus are using the Russian online payment system QIWI to raise funds for the Caliphate.
Hactivists and others acting in the name of Middle Eastern causes continue to pluck low-hanging fruit. The "Middle East Cyber Army," striking an Islamist pose, briefly defaces a website of Auckland University's ESL program. AnonGhost continues its quixotic campaign to advance Palestinian interests by vandalizing local government sites in the American Midwest — this time the Wayne County, Indiana, Sherriff. More detail emerges on Assad's Syrian Electronic Army's short-lived Washington Post hijack.
Deutsche Welle reports that parties unnamed have compromised an internal Bundestag server in Germany.
Anonymous hacks Chilean government sites in solidarity with student protests.
Pennsylvania State's engineering school shuttered its networks at the end of last week as it works to contain a persistent compromise it says it discovered last November. The US university has since been working with the FBI and FireEye to contain, and clean up the attack, which reports attribute to the Chinese government, and say may date to 2012.
Oracle patches Venom. Google continues its ongoing project of excluding apps not vetted through its store.
Several interesting pieces appear on risk management, compliance, and the maturation of the cyber insurance market.
The US Army is shopping for "cyber effects" vendors. Government purchases in the UK indicate that Britain trusts Huawei.
British cyber law draws scrutiny.
One World Lab's Roberts succeeds in attracting attention (including the FBI's) to airline cyber vulnerabilities, but in an uncomfortable way.