Last week's attack on US banks by Islamist hacktivists continues to disrupt financial sector operations, interrupting, for example, payroll services for some PNC clients. Analysts note both the exploits' primitive, mob-like quality and the campaign's sophisticated direction: organizers planned it for weeks.
Criminals in Brazil successfully hacked millions of home routers and DSL modems, stole a lot of money, and then spent it all in low places. Spammers invite Twitter users to change a header image; the change redirects users to drug spam sites. Kaspersky warns Kuwaitis that their networks are significantly more vulnerable than Western Europeans'.
The Canadian government confirms its energy sector has suffered a successful cyber attack, but stops short of accusing China. (The campaign is generally attributed to Chinese intelligence services.) Canada's House of Commons is concerned. Chinese espionage is also reported to have hit US White House networks.
Adobe will fix its certificate breach Thursday. Rapid7 discusses results of a 20-day scan of the Internet for vulnerabilities—"terabytes of sensitive data," the company says, are exposed. US Cyber Command waits quietly to be asked to help fight attacks on private-sector networks. DARPA asks contractors to propose offensive cyber projects.
KeyW's acquisitions and plans to enter commercial markets continue to attract attention. The BAE/EADS merger faces skepticism among shareholders and customers. RIM and Cisco face questions about their future (although RIM earnings beat expectations). Newly introduced Exploitshield gets very positive reviews.
The Indian Army is looking for a way to bring dodgy USB drives under control.