Hacktivism continues in Turkey, with the Finance Ministry the latest victim of a data breach.
The cyber black market continues to increase and diversify its inventory.
Industrial control systems receive considerable unwelcome attention lately. Honeypots show hackers looking for default credentials and other vulnerabilities, and experts advise enterprises to improve their vulnerability assessments. (SC Magazine names "SCADA sport fishing" its threat-of-the-month.)
Data breaches affect Indiana government (this one's due to a programming error) and a Boston teachers' union (another operator mistake). Ransomware and other cyber extortion capers hit European and North American targets.
The US Veterans Affairs IG finds "significant deficiencies" in the Department's cyber security. FierceGovernmentIT presents the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration as a case study in hasty, ad hoc incident response gone awry.
IEEE Spectrum reports studies showing that physical proximity fosters innovation.
Allegations of NSA surveillance now extend to India, which is about as unhappy about them as the EU's been. There is surely, as a Bloomberg op-ed observes, a whiff of Captain Renault in the EU's reaction to the PRISM affair, but there's also no doubt the leaks have proven a major diplomatic embarrassment for the US. President Obama's observation that "many nations have intelligence agencies" (and what can one do but agree?) is unlikely to mollify allies or confound enemies.
Edward Snowden withdraws his request for asylum in Russia, and Wikileaks petitions seventeen governments to grant him refuge. Retired General Cartwright remains a subject of the Stuxnet leak investigation. Punjab suffers a Facebook crimewave.