Post-coup violence in Egypt is accompanied by hacktivist attacks against government websites. The Syrian Electronic Army resurfaces to compromise the New York Post's social media presence via a breach at SocialFlow. The guttering cyber riot in South Asia continues as Pakistan's "MindCracker" defaces the Indian Railways website in retaliation for Indian hacktivists' assaults on Pakistani Army sites.
More emerges on the campaign against the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan activists—a watering hole attack appears to show an opportunistic convergence of interest between the Chinese government and Chinese criminal organizations.
TeamBerserk claims to have used stolen user data to approach (there's no apparent breach) networks at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range. JPMorgan Chase customers are the targets of what Trend Micro calls "a very thorough" phishing campaign.
BIND DNS software holes may give attackers control over name servers. Bogus Firefox updates are serving adware. Both baby monitors (in an unusually creepy and motiveless hack) and lighting control systems are shown vulnerable to hijacking.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday receives its customary press reviews. Xerox works to fix a scanner flaw reported last week, and Bitcoin wallets get an upgrade.
IT World predicts that jamming will be the next big thing in do-it-yourself privacy and cyber vigilantism. GPS jamming got a New Jersey man arrested this week. Lavabit reveals more about its decision to shutter its secure email service.
Oracle's Ellison shows government surveillance some scarce love, but in general US President Obama's announced intelligence policy overhaul opens to chilly reviews.