ISIS returns to the Internet with defiant videos, showing no signs of having been slowed down in cyberspace by either government action or worldwide revulsion. They've also got a new spokesman who's said to be "menacing," and they've increased the presence of children in their inspirational clips.
Twitter's crackdown on hate tweets is directed in part against Daesh, but ISIS social media operators have shown considerable resilience in the past. Governments experience some success in criminal investigations of ISIS-inspired terror, and intelligence services in Europe continue to pursue closer collaboration. As obvious as the ISIS general line may be, analysts find it difficult to reach ground truth about the details of jihadi plans and policies: bogus leaks seem to be clouding the operational picture.
Some ISIS sympathizers are attempting to use PayPal vulnerabilities to channel funds to Daesh.
Anti-ISIS hacktivists continue to display either scattershot aim or divers choice of targets. One group, "New World Hacking," possibly aligned with Anonymous, claims responsibility for DDoS operations against both the BBC and Donald Trump's campaign for the US Presidency. The BBC operation was, they say, just a test, with no harm intended. The Trump attack was directed against his policy positions. Both attacks were short-lived in their effects.
Turkish hackers deface Russian foreign ministry accounts.
Ukraine investigates a cyber campaign against its electrical grid, which Ukrainian intelligence services unambiguously blame on Russia. ESET links the hacks to BlackEnergy, especially its Killdisk tool.