Israeli hacktivists hope to kick off a cyber-riot today with opIslam.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters resurface with promises of more denial-of-service attacks on Western banks. The banks now regard this as a nuisance-level threat: DDoS attacks are most worrisome when they're a kind of artillery preparation for more sophisticated campaigns, providing noisy cover for advanced persistent threats.
The Venezuelan government may have suffered a general attack by Anonymous Venezuela, but evidence is ambiguous. Passport control was locked at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport today, possibly due to a cyber attack. (Cyber threats to commercial aviation also concern the Indian government, which calls them out in its recent cyber security strategy.)
SE Consult warns of multiple vulnerabilities in Symantec's Web Gateway Appliance. Simple Machines warns its website has been compromised, with data stolen. Citigroup warns customers of inadvertent exposure of personal data.
KINS seems poised to gain blackmarket share; Microsoft reports downing 88% of KINS competitor Citadel's botnets.
Today is sysadmin appreciation day: it's worth noting that this week's OVH hack prompts calls for better privileged account security.
TED hosts security experts Bruce Schneier and Mikko Hypponen, who discuss the ramifications of government electronic surveillance.
NSS Labs studies the effectiveness of cyber defense-in-depth. They find, unsurprisingly, that mechanical approaches to defense-in-depth won't work.
Britain finds Huawei running its prospective Internet content filter. The US Congress is expected to keep its teeth in the Intelligence Community.
Russia's FSB talks Snowden to America's FBI (and Snowden should worry).