Researchers this week claimed that most ransomware is not as scary or as sophisticated as we have been led to believe, but many commentators, speaking to SC, have questioned their findings.
New cyber-attacks by Chinese and others criminals are exploiting the Adobe Flash zero-days leaked through the recent Hacking Team breach - prompting calls from Facebook's CSO for Flash to be "put out to pasture".
Professional cycling outfit Team Sky, currently competing in Tour de France, has called in lawyers to investigate the possible theft of performance data for team leader Chris Froome.
Italy's Hacking Team, an alleged practitioner in the dark art of citizen surveillance, was recently subjected to a severe hack itself, resulting in the loss of 400GB confidential data.
The story continues to rumble on with now reports of government usage, and the group's continued exploitation of Adobe Flash zero-days (thankfully now patched).
Cyber-espionage group 'Pawn Storm' has been exploiting an unusual Java zero-day vulnerability to carry out drive-by-download attacks on a NATO country and US defence company, according to Trend Micro.