Islamist hackers' campaign against western banks claims new victims as BB&T, HSBC, and Ally Financial are hit by DDoS attacks.
The Citadel banking-fraud Trojan streamlines itself into an easier-to-use package. Cisco warns that iPv6 poses serious security risks even to those who don't plan to implement the networking protocol. Several new attacks are reported: the US National Weather Service is hacked, WordPress vulnerabilities continue to be exploited, and more phishing campaigns featuring spoofed brands appear.
Saudi Aramco continues to believe an insider was behind the massive attack it sustained late this summer. HP asks researchers to delay demonstrating risks in Huawei gear. (Huawei and ZTE continue to be the focus of security concerns. The US White House denies reports that it "cleared" the companies of involvement in espionage.) A report claims Canada's energy sector is under sustained Chinese cyber attack.
Gartner predicts a major upsurge in cyber attacks on supply chains. Security stocks, down unexpectedly this week, are now seen as buying opportunities. Google announces a negative earnings surprise, and Yahoo exits the Korean market. The UK's government looks for cyber experts of the "X-Box generation," with hacking skills but without university degrees. Dennis Technology rates Kaspersky and Symantec best antivirus vendors.
India prepares to upgrade cyber capabilities to a major military command. Australian banks don't like pending breach-disclosure laws. US state governments are found wanting in cyber preparation: New York, Nevada, and Pennsylvania work on a fix. The Mounties arrest one of their own in a Quebec hacking case.