Improved (and improving) versions of the Egobot Trojan are being used in a cyber espionage campaign directed against financial, industrial, and infrastructure targets. While the targets are located in many countries, including Australia, Brazil, South Korea, and the US, they all appear "Korea-related." No attribution yet, but a South Korean MP releases ROK government reports on long-standing North Korean cyber attacks. (North Korea says tu quoque, and besides, it's all just a provocation anyway.)
The usual cyber-rioting continues in the Middle East and the Subcontinent. RedHack again defaces a Turkish Website, and the Greek Foreign Ministry discloses its email system has been hacked by Anonymous.
Two denial-of-service attacks were committed over the weekend, one hitting Germany's Pirate Party, the other GitHub.
Britain's Independent uses its experience with the Syrian Electronic Army as a study in the Assad regime's attempts at information warfare by spoofed accounts.
Mandiant, long subject to retailiation by Chinese agencies displeased by Mandiant's exposure of their activities, receives bogus limo-service invoices. The pdfs carry a malicious payload and originate (unsurprisingly) with Chinese cyber units.
A Dexter variant has been used to compromise thousands of South African bankcards.
A D-Link router firmware flaw opens a backdoor vulnerability. Chrome appears susceptible to exposure of user history files.
Several attack surfaces are newly worrisome: vessel-tracking systems, GPS, smartphone sensors, and public Wi-Fi hotspots. Digital fingerprinting of physical devices raises controversy.
Reports of NSA email contact list harvesting prompt more surveillance backlash. Brazil creates a government email system to thwart interception.