Minor hacktivist cyber vandalism affects South Asian sites from Turkey through Iran to Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.
China's Huawei in high dudgeon (although probably with private cheer) accuses the US NSA of cyber espionage. Belgium's big telecom firm, Belgacom, finds and cleans malware on its internal systems amid speculation about a state-sponsored attack. NASA has recovered from last week's NSA-protesting cyber vandalism.
Der Spiegel alleges NSA monitoring of international credit card transactions; both Threatpost and InformationWeek reality test NSA-centric paranoia.
The Pushdo botnet makes inroads into Practical Malware Analysis. A new variant of ransomware appears, unusually objectionable because it first misdirects victims to illegal sites, and then takes their systems hostage.
Security researchers detail issues with Dropbox previews. Google appears to know an awful lot about people's Wi-Fi passwords.
IT security managers are struggling to (1) maintain their credibility while (2) grappling with an increasingly unmanageable threat intelligence load amid (3) a tight cyber labor market.
Cyber security firms are hot acquisition targets right now. The emergence of highly desirable niche capabilities strongly contributes to buyers' interest.
BYOD policies continue to lag the pull of rogue IT (with its attendant risk of insider compromise).
Recent IT problems on financial exchanges expose a problem: automated trading outstrips effective management.
Argentina and Brazil conclude a cyber defense agreement. Current and former US intelligence officials consider serious electronic surveillance policy overhaul. (DNI Clapper expresses nostalgia for the Soviet Union—you get that all the time from Volodya, but the DNI means it differently.)