India's National Informatics Centre apparently suffers a data breach—government emails may have been compromised.
Iran's Gmail hacks are now attributed to the Iranian government (and observers note that the Islamic Republic's preoccupation with its elections may explain a lull in denial-of-service attacks on US banks). Hassan Rowhani's electoral victory over the weekend avoids a runoff; it remains to be seen how it will affect Iranian cyber operations.
The Guardian, keeping its promise of further PRISM news, reports that the UK and US monitored participants at 2009 international summits held in London. The Chinese press demands explanations of US hacking alleged by Edward Snowden. US companies face international blowback over their alleged cooperation with NSA surveillance programs even as reports surface that benefits of information-sharing may have been decidedly one-sided—finding much information they need remains classified, more companies are said to "slow-walk" data sharing with the Feds. Apart from damage to international sales by US firms, alleged NSA surveillance programs may, the Financial Times fears, fracture the Internet into state-controlled enclaves.
Increases in SSL traffic noticeably degrade firewall performance. New malware is found using the Windows Encrypting File System to hide itself from forensic analysis. Hard-coded password vulnerabilities are discovered in some 300 medical devices.
"Funding shortfalls" slow contractor security investigations in the US. Policy debate continues over the scope and oversight of US electronic surveillance programs. US Defense official Ashton Carter foresees evolution of a "cyber service."
Saudi Arabia tightens control over tools designed to evade Internet surveillance.