We thought this had already happened, but perhaps we missed a peace treaty: Anonymous "declares war" on the United States government.
Indonesian-Australian cyber-rioting brews up with multiple attacks on Australian sites even as Australia's PM seeks to mollify Indonesian resentment over surveillance.
A backdoor worm "Java.Tomdep," apparently designed to stage denial-of-service attacks, is found infecting machines running Apache Tomcat—attack servers are in Taiwan and Luxembourg.
The Internet Storm Center is following Renesys' warning of a large-scale man-in-the-middle campaign. (The fishy signal? Traffic between Ashburn, Virginia, and Washington, DC, being routed through Russia and Belarus.)
Banks are advised to beware of new financial malware, "i2Ninja," quietly being sold on the Russian blackmarket. One interesting feature: it uses the I2P darknet for command-and-control, thus avoiding the attention Mevade drew to itself by spiking Tor traffic.
Microsoft joins in recommending backup as the best defense against CryptoLocker; their warning also contains some useful insight into the dangerous ransomware.
BitSight rates security by industry: the financial sector is tops, tech scores rather low, and the energy sector has seen a significant drop-off over the past year. EY (the consultancy formerly known as Ernst & Young) says CIOs are taking cyber security more seriously (but other observers still see significant underinvestment).
Trend Micro wonders whether the days of unencrypted HTTP are drawing to an end.
China's newly revamped security apparat uses natural-language-tracking technology for domestic surveillance. Germany increases counterintelligence vigilance against its allies. Calls to sanction China for cyber espionage reappear in the US.