Anonymous, having vandalized a manganese alloy producer in Gabon, promises to turn its attention to Bahrain this afternoon. Algerian and Saudi hacktivists deface various Bangladeshi websites.
The Syrian Electronic Army remains active and interested in Western media sites. Twitter accounts are attractive targets (recall the effect a legitimate Icahn tweet had on Apple share prices last week) and Indian and Israeli sources claim "Mauritania Attacker" has compromised Twitter OAuth tokens. Infosecurity Magazine reports that many known vulnerabilities remain open on media networks.
That one need have nothing to do with any particular event is (again) evident as Anonymous hackers protest Greenwald partner David Miranda's detention at Heathrow by defacing a site belonging to the Mole Valley District Council. (We're pretty sure Mole Valley is just upstream from Toad Hall, but invite English readers to correct our geography.) UK authorities detained Miranda to inspect his devices for Snowden-leaked classified information.
The ZeuS Trojan is spammed in the UK via spoofed taxman emails. Elsewhere in the wild ZeuS has morphed into a social-media manipulation tool, feeding "likes" via bogus Instagram accounts. Trend Micro evaluates the prospect of KINS replacing ZeuS as premier banking malware.
Microsoft reissues last week's withdrawn patch.
As malware bypasses signature-based defenses with increasing ease, IDC analysts introduce a new product segment to capture more sophisticated defense solutions: Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP).
Conversations in Bloomberg about a new security approach—modifying foreign technologies to make them more secure for US markets—highlight differing opinions and concerns.