Investigations into yesterday's jihadist massacres in Belgium are still in their early stages, and the command-and-control mechanisms the killers may have used remain matters of speculation. Newsweek describes "jihadi cool," and cautions against attributing attacks to ISIS. But ISIS has long operated, in the West, through inspiration, not direction.
Anonymous-affiliated crews New World Hacking and AnonCorruption claim they downed NASA email servers to punish NASA for keeping secrets about ISIS. But there's little evidence an attack actually occurred, and there's some possibility the hacktivists may have confused "NASA" with "NSA."
Finland's Defense Ministry sustained a distributed denial-of-service attack yesterday as Finnish President Niinistö and Russian President Putin met to discuss issues of mutual concern.
The campaign targeting Indian military personnel, "Operation C-Major," is again attributed to Pakistan.
RedTeam Pentesting reports a cross-site-scripting vulnerability in Securimage's CAPTCHA software. Securimage has patched the bug.
Zimperium finds a rooting application targeting Nexus Android devices in the wild.
Palo Alto tracks Darkleech through its evolution into Pseudo-Darkleech and beyond. Sucuri discovered Darkleech infecting WordPress sites in 2015.
Several sources report a disturbing trend—ransomware that spreads through networks to infect peripherals, including devices used to back up files.
Analysts hope cyber insurance will drive better practices and establish standards of care, but the sector remains too immature, with premiums set by the market as opposed to the risk.
It's too early to tell if Brussels killers used encrypted comms, but the November jihadists who murdered many in Paris appear not to have done so.