It is, of course, Cyber Monday, and consumers and retailers should be guarded online (especially on auction sites). Retailers ought to resist any temptation to relax security after a weak Black Friday.
Angolan policy arouses Islamist hacktivism. Chronic South Asian tensions sustain low-grade cyber-rioting. Iran alleges Saudi intelligence services are colluding with Israel to produce an upgraded Stuxnet for further attacks on Iran's nuclear program.
A free Wi-Fi proxy (n.b., "free" is usually an ominous qualifier) is implicated in illicit Bitcoin mining. The long-expected Windows XP zero-day is out in the wild. Trend Micro reports finding JPEG files used as vectors in targeted malware campaigns. Trustwave warns that iOS is vulnerable via file-sharing apps.
Banks in India, England, and Russia share their experiences with cyber attack. Dark Reading finds the (qualified) sunny side of botnets.
L'affaire Snowden has brought the insider threat into high relief, but a survey suggests few companies appear to have taken effective steps against it.
In industry news, Akami announces it will buy Prolexic, and Pwnie Express opens a Boston headquarters. Analysts foresee a wave of consolidation among big US defense integrators. Encryption draws growing attention from both start-ups and established firms.
Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday, and CyberPoint announces an "Anti-Malwear" offering to cover consumers (and support charities).
HM Government moves closer to promulgating UK cyber security standards. Britain and India also open talks on cyber cooperation.
The EU and the US (standing in for the other Five Eyes countries) remain at loggerheads over surveillance.