McAfee attributes Operation Troy to two hacking groups, but demurely stops short of calling it a state-sponsored campaign against South Korean and US targets. The long-running cyber espionage effort (formerly called "Dark Seoul") teaches at least two lessons: the likelihood of distributed-denial-of-service attacks covering spy operations, and the extent to which apparent hacktivists can be sock puppets for intelligence services.
Al Arabiya has been under nuisance cyber attack since Egypt's coup d'état. Konami suffers login attacks similar to those affecting Nintendo. Some fairly obvious spam makes itself obnoxious but does little serious damage. Hackers compromise personal data in Michigan and California. Sloppy practices at the IRS expose tens of thousands of social security numbers.
British officials are unusually forthcoming with information concerning cyber attacks thwarted during last year's London Olympics. HM Government credits effective electronic surveillance with fending off the attacks.
Bitdefender warns that many free iOS and Android apps amount to spyware.
Apache, Adobe, and Microsoft all published security patches this week.
US Emergency Alert System vulnerabilities (which, by the way, may have been responsible for the notorious "zombie apocalypse" broadcast earlier this year) point out the extensive attack surface network devices present.
In industry news, US hosting firms continue to see customers shy away in fear of PRISM. Swiss and Dutch companies are among the beneficiaries of incipient customer flight.
As Edward Snowden figures out how to reach Venezuela, Latin American countries complain of NSA surveillance. Sino-American negotiations open this week with US complaints of cyber industrial espionage.