Ars Technica calls Red October an espionage "Swiss Army knife," and Kaspersky discussed details of the campaign's 1000 malware modules. Romanian intelligence services think Red October was used principally to steal information on state policy.
General William Shelton, US Air Force Space Command head, describes Iranian cyber capabilities as a "force to be reckoned with," and attributes Iran's new proficiency to its response to Stuxnet. Cyber warfare appears to be escalating in the Korean peninsula as well. Anonymous announces support for the Zapatistas, and subjects Mexico's Defense Department to a denial-of-service attack.
Several new online threats circulate, affecting users of Skype, the US Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, Apple SMS, okCupid, and Red Cross sites. Physical loss of poorly secured devices continues to raise problems for the health care sector. Goold Health Systems and the University of Washington are recent victims.
HP considers selling Autonomy and HP's EDS unit. TeaMp0isoN hacktivist celebrity Junaid Hussein, a.k.a. TriCk, is out of prison and says he's going straight, offering white hat hacking services. Packet Storm offers bug hunters $7000 bounties for zero-days.
Infosec island asks a good question: how well do organizations secure the personal information of unsuccessful job applicants?
Boeing's Dreamliner isn't a cyber story, but it's an interesting case study in the consequences aggressive outsourcing has for quality control.
Statisticians find ways of identifying anonymous medical information. The US Army is researching ways of attacking air-gapped SCADA systems.
Aaron Swartz's suicide continues to prompt reassessment of cyber legislation and prosecutorial discretion.