In breaking news, l'Express reports that US intelligence agencies spied on French President Sarkozy's office earlier this year, allegedly using the Flame espionage kit. The US Government categorically denies the exploit.
Israel continues to undergo sustained cyber attack by Palestinian hackers and Anonymous members sympathetic to the Hamas cause in Gaza.
The Russian mob's long-anticipated High Roller wire fraud campaign is underway against European banking networks (mostly in Germany) and at least one unnamed major US bank. Exploit kit Gong Da bundles several Java attacks; expect the criminal offensive against Java to continue. A new Linux rootkit is discovered, but it appears to be low-end work. This weekend is traditionally US retail's biggest, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, and both merchants and consumers are warned of cyber threats lurking in seasonal commerce.
Think your security officer's warnings about operational security, watching what you display, caution about postings, etc. are tiresome? Ask the lads at RAF Anglesey, who incautiously tacked their login credentials to a squadron wall, where they served as a background to PR photos of Prince William.
Bloomberg details $20B in US Intelligence Community contracts. SAIC wins a $433M task order for US CENTCOM enterprise IT services. Media content protection shop Kudleski Group enters the cyber market. Lockheed Martin wins continued G-Cloud work from the British government.
Observers try to sort out the implications of Europe's poignant "right to be forgotten."