Anonymous continues to find easier targets in the civilized world than it has in ISIS: the hacktivist collective protests whaling with an attack on Icelandic government sites.
The US Government, in the form of ICS-CERT is supporting Ukraine's investigation of its recent power grid hack. Many reiterate warnings that the US power grid is comparably vulnerable. ICS expert and Applied Control Solutions Managing Partner Joe Weiss told the CyberWire about one regulatory gap he thinks should be addressed: substation cyber security. "This affected what's called low-voltage transmission and electric distribution," Weiss said. "Low-voltage transmission and electric distribution are excluded from the NERC critical infrastructure protection standards."
Digital Bond Labs describes a new way of remotely burning out variable-speed industrial motors, with obvious implications for attacks on infrastructure.
ISIS is reported to have added some new secure messaging apps: the "Amaq Agency" and "Alrwai" apps join Telegram in the ISIS toolkit. Some warn of growing ISIS cyber attack capability, but US President Obama cautions against aiding ISIS by giving them too much credit.
The President considers an Executive Order covering response to large-scale cyber incidents.
Symantec describes an upgrade to information-stealing malware Android.Bankosy, which can now evade protections of 2FA systems by establishing a bogus identity within infected devices.
Some disclosures provoke controversy: an alleged Fortinet FortiOS backdoor and allegedly vulnerable features of next-gen firewalls.
Patch Tuesday featured critical fixes from both Microsoft and Adobe.
The Crackas with Attitude appear to be back, now supporting Palestine by pestering US DNI Clapper.