Hacktivists associated with Anonymous hit the Belgian government in a widespread denial-of-service effort protesting both "corruption" and cyber bullying. In the US, another Anonymous cell releases personal information on some fifty-two Cincinnati police department employees in solidarity with protests of a recent police shooting.
Bastille Networks reports a new threat, "MouseJack." A set of nine vulnerabilities, MouseJack affects non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards and mice used by PCs, Macs, and Linux machines. Exploitation could enable attackers to enter keystrokes at will into victim machines.
Security experts warn US state utility regulators that cyber attacks on power grids won't necessarily be "obvious catastrophes," but are more likely to be "sly and discreet."
A misconfigured MongoDB installation at Virginia-based company uKnowKids.com, whose tools enable parents to monitor children's online activity, is reported to have exposed nearly two thousand children's information online.
Apple continues to resist a Federal Magistrate's order to provide the FBI with a software image file that would override the auto-erase and enforced delay security features on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino jihadists. Reaction remains mixed as the company and the Department of Justice continue their public dispute.
Damascus-based Jihadist groups swear allegiance to Abu Muhammad al Julani, leader of the al Nusrah Front. Al Nusrah is an al Qaeda affiliate, and thus a rival as opposed to an ally of ISIS. It also has "official Twitter accounts," which should give one pause before taking Twitter's claims of success against extremism too much credence — good intentions, but many observers hope Twitter's recognizing the enemy correctly.