The Cool Exploit Kit adds a new attack against older versions of Java (Java 7 Update 9 is safe). An Indian "hacker prodigy" claims he's got a Windows Phone 8 OS exploit. European Commission information mavens' laptops were hacked during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. Hootsuite mistakenly exposes users' email addresses; PayGate loses credit card information to hackers.
Last week's Twitter password reset leads businesses to review their social media security. Cloud Pro offers advice on side-channel attacks and how cloud users might address them.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority are under long-term, sustained cyber espionage attack. The campaigns appear state-sponsored, based on Xtreme RAT crimeware kit, and related to the Arab Spring, but attribution remains unclear. Iran arrests one of its nationals on charges of hacking Western targets.
Amazon UK denies weekend reports of hacking. The Citadel banking Trojan continues to evolve into more sophisticated and tenacious forms.
Microsoft patches its recently released Surface tablet and shows Steven Sinofsky the door. Widely seen as Microsoft's next CEO, Sinofsky led development of Windows 8. Lockheed Martin asks suppliers to help with cyber security. Lockheed also names a new CEO.
German authorities launch a public-private cyber security partnership program. China accuses the US of a "cold war" mentality in the ZTE and Huawei investigations. The email trail that exposed former US DCI Petraeus' misbehavior now apparently extends to General Allen, US commander in Afghanistan. (And at least one implicated email account reused passwords compromised in last year's Stratfor hack.)