Palestinian hacktivists deface WhatsApp and AVG sites with an anti-Zionist message; they also deface a LeaseWeb page (with no particular message). Pakistani hackers (motivation unclear) are also active, hitting ASPX Vietnam and three Caribbean domains.
Macau's gaming industry attracts cyber criminals—the city's Internet access was almost lost to a hack over the weekend. Customers of Hong Kong's PureVPN receive a bogus message falsely warning of the service's imminent shutdown—the attackers exploited a WHMCS zero-day.
Several new vulnerabilities and exploits are reported, including a flaw in iOS that enables a thief to halt a stolen iPhone's "Find My Phone" feature long enough to extract personal data or even re-register the phone.
A new virtual dedicated server crops up to serve the cyber black market, occupying part of the niche left by the Russian Business Network. More reports appear that the Blackhole exploit kit's author has been arrested by Russian authorities, and FoxIT has observed chatter around Blackhole users suggesting that in fact this has happened. Look for cyber criminals to move on to other kits.
A FireEye report outlines national styles as expressed in cyber attacks. Vormetric thinks most unauthorized data access goes undetected.
Former Director NSA McConnell warns that there's a war in cyberspace, and the US is losing. Debate over the proper conduct of that war continues, with a mix of tu quoque and me too from Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Aspiring gumshoes take note—some computer forensic types are now getting private eye licenses.