vBulletin's support forum has been breached, and the password compromise leads to fears of other exploits targeting Internet fora and message boards. vBulletin is resetting its users' passwords and urging them to change any they may have reused elsewhere.
CryptoLocker ransomware email vectors have reached millions of UK Internet users. Sophos offers suggestions for helping mitigate the crimewave.
Vulnerabilities have been found in another D-Link router. Symantec warns of Linux Backdoor Trojan Fokirtor, found on some corporate networks. Google Cloud Messaging is increasingly being used to handle botnet command-and-control traffic.
CME Group reports its ClearPort energy and metals futures trading platform has been attacked. The FBI is investigating; the financial industry continues to work toward attack information sharing.
Bitcoin, gaining legitimacy as a financial instrument, complains that a flaw in Android's secure random number generator enables Bitcoin theft. (Bitcoin also gains favor in the criminal underground's creepier precincts: a self-styled anarchist tries to crowdfund political assassinations using the virtual currency.)
Cyber rioting affects targets tangentially related to Israel. Motiveless Italian hackers hit NASA.
Allegations of Australian surveillance of Indonesia's president (allegedly by hacking his cellphone) induce Indonesia to recall its ambassador in protest. The German Bundestag opens a major debate over proper response to US surveillance today.
Director Alexander continues to defend NSA's surveillance operations as a divided Senate considers the agency's future.
China denies allegations of widespread PLA industrial espionage.
Stratfor hacker Hammond gets ten years; his supporters ask about Sabu, the Father Gapon of LulzSec. Lavabit litigation advances.