Radio Liberty's Persian-language service, Radio Farda, is under cyber attack in what appears to be a shot from Iran in its ongoing cyber conflict with the US. Anonymous Indonesia defaces Indonesian government websites in retaliation for a hacker's arrest last month. Uzbekistan's state-owned radio and television website is defaced by a hacker protesting that "the news you spread are lies."
US aerospace and defense firms suffer a "highly believable" spearphishing campaign. The emails appeared to be familiar offers of an industry outlook report, but the pdf made available for download carries a malware payload that opens a permanent backdoor on the machines it infects.
Advise on closing UPnP security holes appears, along with new reports of particularly risky vulnerabilities in the Broadcom UPnP stack.
Malvertising campaigns continue to exploit unpatched Java flaws. Laptop docking stations are shown vulnerable to hardware hacking.
The attack on the New York Times appears to have sought the identities of Chinese sources for unflattering stories about China's former premier. The Wall Street Journal reveals it was the victim of similar attacks. Symantec sticks to its guns, saying that no one should rely solely on antivirus tools for security (and most observers agree).
US Federal budget sequestration approaches, and it's threatening US Cyber Command's projected expansion. Accuvant expands its Maryland presence with a new facility near Fort Meade. Verint gets a breathless profile from Slate.
Anyone wishing to educate customers or employees to better security awareness could profit from viewing Belgian financial association Febelfin's mind-reading video.