Cyber attacks affect both Koreas. Attribution remains unclear, although hacktivists purporting to represent Anonymous claim attacks on the North. Other hacktivists (who say they're protesting censorship) claim attacks on the South, and say they've released personal information on US military members stationed in Korea. The success and sophistication of the attacks seem beyond anything in Anonymous' recent track record.
The Carberp source code's black market value, pegged Monday at $50k, has surely dropped—it's been leaked. Moderate any Schadenfreude at crimeware vendors' lost IP, however: the leak augurs a spike in Carberp-based exploits.
Emboldened by the PRISM affair, China's People's Liberation Army, after a short breather, is back hacking. (Tibetan activists are targeted.) Fresh leaks allege US intrusion into Chinese telecom networks and a comprehensive cyber espionage program.
eSecurity Planet considers how enterprises should trim their data protection policies in the light of stories about US Government electronic surveillance. The risks are as real—consider litigation in the EU and protectionist retaliation in China against big targets of opportunity like Cisco—as the responsibilities.
By general consensus the PRISM affair has provoked not only domestic US controversy, but also a large diplomatic mess: Russia and China exploit American discomfiture; politicians on the EU's left (and not only there) call to protect Edward Snowden. Australia fears PRISM will damage its relations with Asian neighbors. More leaks are promised: Snowden says he's cached encrypted files around the world as "insurance."
The Wikileaks trial may set precedent for online evidence—Tweets, blogs, etc.