Anonymous Turkey hacks Fox and VodaSoft. Hacktivists in Myanmar also raid media sites, but their sympathies lie with the regime.
Several new threats and vulnerabilities are reported. Companies accepting Bitcoins may also be accepting privacy problems for their customers. Android bank fraud Trojans now spread by Bluetooth. New backdoor malware is detected in Asia. The Apple Store is found susceptible to cross-scripting attacks. A botnet built of unpatched Plesk servers has emerged. Self-propagating versions of ZBOT appear in the wild. McAfee corrects its earlier assessment and says Koobface is becoming less prevalent.
Reporters who broke the PRISM story say more revelations are on the way. Industry analysts worry the affair is damaging US exports of IT products and services: InformationWeek, for example, concludes no data are secure when entrusted to a commercial service provider.
PRISM also draws attention to contracting in the US Intelligence Community, with several editorials suggesting that contractors pose a particular security risk (hard as that may be to square with the on-going Wikileaks court-martial). National Security Agency surveillance programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act do seem have kept bipartisan support in the US Senate (notably with Senators Feinstein and McCain); the House will received a full briefing soon.
The Guardian, which has covered PRISM closely, helpfully reviews anonymizing products. In the UK HM Government denies illegal spying on HM subjects. Quartz finds US surveillance mild compared to Canadian, Italian, and Indian collection.
Today is Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft is expected to issue five fixes.