Dark Seoul, which McAfee Labs now calls "Operation Troy," appears to be a military cyber espionage campaign directed since 2010 against South Korea. It's the work of the "New Romanic [sic] Cyber Army Team," but who exactly that is remains unclear.
Application servers for the US Emergency Alert System shipped with an exposed root SSH key in their firmware, which renders the Emergency Broadcast System vulnerable to hijacking.
A spearphishing campaign against government sites in Australia, Canada, the US, and Russia uses bogus PRISM leaks to distribute a multiplatform Java remote-access Trojan.
Various ransomware and spam campaigns serve the usual criminal purposes. In Japan, Club Nintendo succumbs to a wave of login attempts that succeeded in exposing user information.
Many have speculated that late-model cars can be hacked, and it turns out they can: researchers at the Universities of California and Washington demonstrate remote access hacks of automotive systems.
Twitter kills its auto-follow feature, Google addresses major Android vulnerabilities (with OEMs—users expect patches soon), and later today Microsoft will issue six critical patches.
Mergers and acquisitions highlight industry news today. Schools in the UK plan to teach 5-year-olds how to code.
The US and China begin high-level talks, with cyber conflict topping the agenda. The PRISM affair would seem to put the US at a diplomatic disadvantage, but the Administration appears to have its epaulettes on for this round. New EU information security laws may damp enthusiasm for active cyber defense.
PRISM prompts litigation in Brazil and the UK.