Turkish hacktivists claiming nationalist and religious motives (and, less plausibly, Turkish Army sanction) deface the UN's Ethiopian website.
Chinese cybercriminals hack CNWisdom, that country's leading provider of hotel Wi-Fi, to steal and release a database of 20 million hotel reservations.
More on intelligence services' interest in online games (World of Warcraft is mentioned in dispatches). (Credit Noah Shachtman with calling this one in Wired five years ago.)
IntelCrawler takes a crawl through the Korovka forum and turns up WebHost, a "bulletproof" hosting service for cybercriminals. WebHost's servers are in Lebanon and Syria, which it hopes will prove proof against Western police.
Obvious Europol scareware is currently emanating from Ukraine. A study of the zero-day black market shows prices running typically from $40k-$160k, but some zero-days go for as much as $1M.
Chinese espionage services join the ranks of G20 hackers: they targeted the foreign ministries of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal, and Hungary.
The French government hasn't budged from its claim that bogus certificates resulted from innocent human error, but few are buying this. Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera join Google in revoking the certificates.
It's Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft closes the recently discovered TIFF zero-day vulnerability. Redmond also announces security enhancements intended to go beyond the two-factor authentication adopted this spring.
Denial-of-service attacks have led banks to more comprehensive and effective information sharing.
Security analysts, peering into 2014, foresee shrinkage in genus malware but growth in species ransomware.
In the US, DISA opens "Needipedia" to better address emergent requirements.