Network Solutions is investigating possible connections between a denial-of-service attack it suffered and a recent wave of Website defacements by KDMS Team pro-Palestinian hacktivists.
Anti-regime Syrian hacktivists join the Mideastern trend of vandalizing the American Midwest: Dr.SHA6H hits Mansfield, Ohio.
A Turkish education ministry site is compromised for malware distribution. The motive here seems apolitical theft.
An IE zero-day first observed attacking Japanese and South Korean organizations last month now seems to have been used against US targets as well.
WhatsApp encryption vulnerabilities continue to draw attention (and adverse criticism).
An exploit attacking the popular proprietary CMS vBulletin has been observed in the wild. vBulletin has released a workaround.
As expected, the arrest of "Paunch" by Russian authorities has caused the bottom to drop out of the market for the Blackhole exploit kit. Criminals are shopping elsewhere.
The FBI's arrest of the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts (né Ross Ulbricht, allegedly) has been followed by other Silk Road arrests in the UK and Sweden, but this hasn't trimmed all the Dread Pirates' customers' sails. Although "drug kingpins" are "spooked," low-end druggies vow vengeance against the FBI as small-fry dealers seek to form a new black market bazaar. Other observers draw opsec lessons from the Dread Pirate's downfall.
In industry news, CACI buys Six3 from GTRC in a cyber market push. Cisco sees its SourceFire buy as a key part of its own future.
General Alexander defends the NSA (and calls for information sharing). The New Republic shows him some surprising love.