Fighting in Gaza prompts Anonymous to attack Israeli government and industrial networks. Israel may also be suffering a still-unattributed cyber espionage campaign.
Vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed over the weekend include: an active XSS flaw in eBay, Windows 8 vulnerability to updated malware lurking in Google Docs, a jamming problem for LTE networks, and a new wave of banking Trojans for Android.
Researchers think there may be undetected Flame cyber espionage modules operating in the wild. The US Department of Homeland Security and the National Academy of Sciences continue to warn of power grid vulnerabilities. (Homeland Security suggests that "renovation" of critical infrastructure is too often accomplished at the expense of security.)
Skype closes its hijacking hole. VMWare patches its vSphere API to fix a denial-of-service vulnerability.
Observers may accuse them of threat inflation, but US and Canadian authorities double down on warnings that massive, devastating cyber attacks are becoming likelier. Fewer enterprises now provide employees with smartphones. In (probably related) trends they also find more employees are circumventing policies restricting network access and cloud usage with personally owned devices.
The cyber labor market continues to be tight. Financial analysts generally expect significant austerity in the defense and aerospace sectors, with cyber capabilities the only significant hedge available to affected companies.
Close reading of US cyber weapon export control regulations seems to indicate that zero-day exploits may be freely exported. As US President Obama prepares a cabinet reshuffle, observers continue to consider the import of his secret October cyber order.