South Korea goes on cyber alert as hackers mark Korean War anniversary with attacks on government sites. Anonymous Africa continues to ride the governments of Zimbabwe and Swaziland. In the US, the city of Waterville, Maine, suffers as a target of opportunity for hacktivists pushing intervention in Syria.
Data breaches in Florida and Texas expose personal information of, respectively, aspiring teachers and Houston municipal employees.
The Independent claims to have a "suppressed" police report showing widespread criminal private-sector hacking of unusual scope and ferocity.
Facebook's "dossier" problems are analyzed. The social network also sees fresh exploitation of its Graph Search functionality to scrape openly posted phone numbers. Added to what Dumpmon researchers found freely available on Twitter, this amounts to dismal testimony to a general carelessness prevailing in social media.
Pushdo botnet variants show increasingly stealthy command-and-control communication. Carberp malware source code is now for sale on the black market for $50k.
China uses PRISM as a pretext to whack Cisco as a security risk. Cisco has been a target of retaliatory protectionism since the US expressed concerns about Huawei. Other US tech firms struggle from beneath PRISM-related odium.
Former DCI and NSA Director Hayden gives Russia Today an interesting overview of the entire PRISM affair.
The US Senate considers strengthening intelligence oversight. PRISM leaker/whistleblower Snowden (who told Chinese journalists he joined Booz Allen to expose US espionage) remains on the wing amid Sino-Russian-American squabbles over extradition. Fresh leaks are expected; the Australian government in particular shows signs of nervousness.