Observers see the Islamic State's bombings in Brussels as suggesting two trends with implications not only for physical combat, but for information operations as well. As ISIS loses territory and combat capability, it looks elsewhere for propaganda-of-the-deed, and it seeks to inspire disaffected youth who'd otherwise be recruited by more conventional street gangs.
Local recruiting and cellular organization make online collection more difficult for authorities, and intelligence development and sharing remain as challenging as ever.
Anonymous declares another anti-ISIS operation, but few observers have high expectations.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has apparently suffered a data breach, with some 1.5 million customer records exposed.
Fox IT reports certified ethical hacker credentialing shop E-Council's website has been redirecting to Angler and serving TeslaCrypt ransomware. Trend Micro discovers a new ransomware variant, "Petya," that overwrites an infected device's master boot record.
RSA researchers find a remote code execution flaw that affects widely used digital video recorders manufactured by the Chinese firm TVT.
Check Point outlines problems with the Google and Apple walled-garden app stores. You're better off getting your apps there than from, say, Leon's House o' Apps, but beware: there can still be snakes in those gardens.
In patch news, Google updates Chrome, and Oracle fixes a problem with Java SE. Microsoft will be providing an easy way for users to disable macros in Office.
The FBI and Cellebrite are still working on that jihadist iPhone, and the Justice Department yesterday indeed indicted seven Iranians for hacking that dam in Rye, New York.