In what has become a routine step for repressive regimes facing civil unrest, Sudan cuts Internet access as citizens riot over fuel subsidies.
India's Ministry of External Affairs is much more exercised than that country's IT Ministry over alleged US electronic surveillance of diplomatic missions.
Kaspersky outs what it describes as a "mercenary" crew of hackers—"Icefog"—active so far mainly in Japan and South Korea. Icefog has apparently been hired to attack points of the defense industrial supply chain with (paradoxically) "hit-and-run" APTs. Icefog servers have been discovered in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and the United States.
The "SSNDOB" identity theft service Krebs uncovered recently operates botnets accessing major public record holders' servers. SSNDOB only began to draw attention when it was itself hacked this summer by UGNazi celeb-hunting script kiddies. Enough data have been exposed to prompt warnings of a surge in knowledge-based attacks.
Sophisticated exploit kits aren't needed to hit SCADA systems: spearphishing will do it.
John McAfee (still wanted in Belize) says he's returning to America with a solution to all Internet security problems. More plausible industry news includes start-up successes.
General Alexander resolutely calls for more information sharing and asks for industry help, but the Senate seems determined to clip NSA's (and FISA's) wings. Justice Scalia glumly predicts the matter will be resolved in the Supreme Court.