Guy Fawkes Day seems to have fizzled as far as cyber attacks were concerned, but a number of masked Anonymous types succeeded in getting themselves arrested in physical space.
Surveillance outrage puts Australian businesses in the crosshairs of Indonesian patriotic hacktivists. Belgium's prime minister has sustained a cyber attack (it appears criminals are responsible). Chinese cyber criminals hack at least one Canadian bank.
Microsoft warns of a zero-day affecting Office and issues an emergency mitigation. Bogus emails purporting to emanate from UK agencies are spreading a Trojan. A search about (not on) Chrome can lead to a malware-laden site.
North Carolina State researchers claim Samsung and HTC inadvertently introduce vulnerabilities when they customize smartphones (many involve granting apps excessive privileges).
Take your pick as to whom you believe about BadBios, but skepticism rises as researchers are unable to duplicate Dragos Ruiu's reported findings.
The Android banking Trojan Svpeng now has phishing capabilities and seems poised to break out of Russia.
The crowd-funded audit of TrueCrypt is reported ready to begin.
Brazil, recently in high dudgeon over US surveillance allegations, receives some high dudgeon in return from France, as reports surface that Brazilian intelligence monitored the DGSE. Brazil also tightens surveillance as the World Cup approaches.
Germany calls the UK ambassador in for explanations of alleged GCHQ surveillance of the Federal Republic. A US-German "no-spying" treaty seems unlikely, even as both countries work to repair surveillance-dinged relations.
An inspector general finds US agencies remain unable to effectively share cyber threat intelligence.