Airports in Istanbul were hacked earlier this month; over the weekend the Indian Customs website for Indira Ghandi International Airport in Mumbai suffered defacement by a Pakistani hacktivist.
US diplomatic facilities in the Middle East and North Africa remain closed on the basis of threat intelligence emerging from "an intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives."
Many Tor Network sites disappeared over the weekend as the US FBI took down child pornographers organized around Freedom Hosting. The operation is interesting in that it appears to have used a Firefox zero day to breach Tor anonymity.
A researcher demonstrates an Android app that can steal login credentials by exploiting Google's one-click authentication. Analysts forecast trouble in the emerging "app economy."
In unrelated news, Google warns webmasters against inserting pages into a browser's history. The warning, which strongly reiterates earlier cautions, suggests that the deceptive practice is becoming more widespread, and troublesome.
XKeyscore receives more attention, some of it breathless (uncharacteristically so from Naked Security—troublesome or not, a tool's existence is hardly a closely held secret when it appears liberally on job boards, ads, LinkedIn resumes, etc.).
Dell SecureWorks says it's fingerprinted "Beijing Group" industrial espionage. Huawei hits back at DCI emeritus Hayden's allegations of spying. Lenovo stays in the Western doghouse over similar allegations as governments and companies struggle to come to grips with a globalized supply chain.
Congress continues to weigh electronic surveillance policy. GCHQ receives its own unwanted scrutiny. Germany limits information sharing with the US and UK.