The Dalai Lama's government in exile remains under Chinese attack. Chinese hackers continue to show a preference for the venerable Poison Ivy RAT, probably because of its effectiveness in exfiltrating narrowly targeted data.
As we've seen, criminals use denial-of-service attacks as a kind of artillery preparation for theft. Banks have been targeted via their wire payment switch as low-level DDoS attacks divert security resources from quiet wire fraud.
Tumblr and Joomla users should look to their account security, as both services are roiled by attacks. As expected, yesterday's extravagant claims that AnonGhost pwned Twitter were overblown.
Hacking-back seems to be gaining traction, particularly in the face of continued Sino-US tension over cyber espionage. Intel may be close to fielding a more effective, less active, IP defense tool. In any case Chinese IT trade with the West is inevitable: witness ZTE's quick successful entry into the phone market.
Snowden's leaks draw attention to the difficulty of achieving privacy online. Google's cloud encryption is one approach; analysts also note a hardware-based solution emerging from ARM.
NSA apparently remains unclear about exactly what information Snowden took, and GCHQ seems comparably antsy. Industry observers reach a despairing equanimity: if Cheltenham and Fort Meade can't keep track of their data, what can the rest of us do?
Fresh revelations about the scope of NSA surveillance draw domestic and international ire.
Businesses should look closely at their cyber insurance: Liberty Mutual declines to pay for Schnuck's data-breach lawsuits.
Manning gets 35 years for espionage via Wikileak.