Anonymous resumes its campaign against corruption, hacking Ukraine's Customs Service.
Effects of two attacks continue to ripple out. 1.5 million European customers have now been touched by Ireland's AXA breach. The Adobe compromise is found to extend to government and military accounts.
Blackhole's criminal market share continues to slip, but it remains dangerous even in its diminished form. The Kelihos botnet, also reduced, also remains a threat. Holiday spam scams are in full swing two weeks ahead of the oddly-named "Black Friday."
Businesses grapple with CryptoLocker and share lessons learned.
A new exploit kit, "Angler," targets Silverlight users.
An Apple Store flaw is fixed, BlackBerry warns of (and closes) a vulnerability in BlackBerry Link, and observers react to industry pullback from RC4 and SHA-1.
Analysts note rising awareness of the difficulty of attribution, and the risks this imposes on both active defense and national policy. Also noteworthy are the continuing need for, and lack of, effective, actionable, cyber threat information sharing. Cyber insurance, with its attendant actuarial apparatus, struggles toward a place in the market. Government cyber investment receives its share of criticism, with Cisco proposing what the Register calls "Gross Domestic P0wnage" as a measure of ROI.
The US tech industry shows signs of investing in better encryption to secure market share shaken by international surveillance concerns. At the retail level, new privacy tools continue to hit the market.
China gets a new national security apparatus; the world wonders whether it will direct its gaze more inward or outward.