WikiLeaks yesterday dumped the second tranche of Vault 7 documents. It's calling this one "Dark Matter," and it's said to contain documents suggesting that the CIA was able to compromise Mac firmware if it had physical access to the device. Apple thinks its products' vulnerabilities are overstated in the Dark Matter material (WeLiveSecurity glosses this as "damp squib"), but the more disturbing speculation, in Threatpost and elsewhere, is the suggestion that intelligence agencies had access to Apple's supply chain.
NATO continues to worry about Russian information operations and how to counter them. Estonia may have some lessons to share. The Atlantic Alliance also continues thinking through (with Canadian input) the circumstances under which a cyberattack might count as an act of war.
ISIS presents an immediate information operations challenge. The group has claimed the radicalized London jihadist as one of the Caliphate's soldiers. Informed observers think that ISIS as a pseudo-state is on its way to oblivion, but its messaging and attendant "terrorist diaspora" will trouble the world long after the endgame in Syria.
Beware facile attribution, however: Israeli police have arrested a Jewish man (joint Israeli-US citizenship) in connection with threats against US synagogues.
The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, which operates jihadist terror cells in India, saw its Twitter account hacked to disseminate messages of peace. Unconfirmed reports say the group's website has also been pwned.
ZeroFOX and others warn of an increase in Bitcoin fraud circulating among social media.
Google has removed some eighty-seven malicious Minecraft modifications from the Play Store.