Finland's Foreign Ministry was hacked in an evident case of foreign espionage. Finnish authorities are investigating, but say that Russia and China are the suspects.
Moroccan Ghost hacktivists vandalize Nigerian Defence Ministry sites, apparently over ongoing disputes concerning Sahara territory.
Anonymous protests Singapore Internet censorship by defacing the Straits Times' site and promising "to go to war" if the government fails to apologize and modify its policies. (In this context it's worth noting that Solutionary reports increases in both suspicious traffic and TOR usage. The last such TOR spike presaged Mevade exploits, and this warning appears a week before Anonymous-adopted holiday Guy Fawkes Day.)
Security analysts look into some very large claims for a virus called "BadBIOS," which allegedly does remarkable stuff, including jumping air gaps to compromise firmware. Seems implausible: the jury's still out.
Adobe apparently erred in encrypting passwords compromised in its recent breach: the encryption appears reversible.
You who remember Robin Sage, meet Emily Williams. Penetration testers created the catfish to test an unnamed "U.S. government agency with a high level of cybersecurity awareness." "Emily" built LinkedIn connections, distributed an online Christmas card (with Java applet) to her colleagues, opened a reverse shell, and then launched privilege escalation exploits.
The Atlantic Council warns that "overlapping pools of systemic risk" endanger the cyber sector the way sub-prime risk took down financials in 2008.
Surveillance accusations spread: Australian ambassadors are called onto Asian carpets. US Secretary of State Kerry says NSA surveillance went too far and will be corrected.