Investigation into the Orlando massacre continues, and the expected online spoor of jihadist radicalization surfaces. The inspiration ISIS provides online obviates most need for traditional command-and-control, and its success depends not at all on conventional post-modern promises of comfort, the good life, etc. The message is death, the promise transcendence.
Unusually repellent scammers have already opened false donation sites asking for Bitcoin on behalf of victims. Give warily and selectively.
A Kurdish hacktivist has (arguably unhelpfully) defaced Dell subdomains in Europe with messages denouncing the Turkish Republic and the Islamic State.
The North Korean hack of South Korean enterprises seems to have been a mixture of espionage and document destruction. Concerns that this was battlespace preparation for a wider, more serious attack, persist.
The Molerats Palestinian hacktivists, were discovered and identified when security firm ClearSky found that one of the Molerats malware developers had neglected to erase the properties of a Word document.
Developments in the cyber criminal market include an uptick in mobile app collusion (manipulation of several apps in an attack on smartphone users), new capabilities and targets for the Vawtrak banking Trojan, the apparent (and unexplained) fall from criminal favor of the Angler exploit kit (business has shifted to Neutrino), and a bear market in Windows zero-days.
Samsung fixes a takeover issue in its PCs.
Microsoft will patch later today.
Symantec’s acquisition of Blue Coat prompts M&A speculation about CyberArk, Check Point, FireEye, Imperva, and Proofpoint. ManTech is acquiring the computer network operations practice of Oceans Edge.