The "Naikon" threat group, active for more than a year in Southeast Asia, seems to have ceased operations, or at least dropped from sight, according to Kaspersky, which has been tracking them.
ISIS appears to be earning money through various forms of currency manipulation. Senior US officials have repeatedly promised over the week that American cyber attacks will substantially degrade ISIS capabilities. One wonders whether the US cyber offensive against ISIS communications (which according to reports is having effect) will eventually turn to interdiction of Halawa monetary remittance systems.
The attack on Western Ukraine's power grid last December attract further analysis. Recorded Future reports what it's learned from open sources about BlackEnergy and related attack traffic.
The Triada Trojan currently afflicting Android devices is, according to researchers at Kaspersky Labs, "as complex as any Windows malware." Kaspersky sees the growing complexity and sophistication of mobile malware as a reflection of criminals diverting their attention toward relatively poorly protected mobile devices.
Cisco updated its switches Wednesday. Among the fixes was removal of weak static credentials.
In industry news, observers are struck by a growing degree of cooperation among companies one might normally expect to have a purely competitive relationship.
In the continuing dispute between Apple and the FBI over Government OS, Apple has picked up a surprisingly large number of partisans among former senior US intelligence and security officials.
The French parliament has moved to pre-empt a similar legal face-off with legislation designed to punish companies whose encryption impeded police investigations.