Chinese government spokesmen indignantly deny allegations China spied on G20 foreign ministries because, well, who believes those FireEye guys anyway? Actually quite a few do: see especially the "Attribution Analysis" section of FireEye's report on "Operation Ke3chang." Their evidence is admittedly circumstantial, but nonetheless suggestive.
Hacktivists of varying stripes (Islamist, nationalist, anarchist) surface to hit targets in Spain, Mexico, and the US. An Anonymous denial-of-service attack against Mexico's Congress is particularly noteworthy.
Consumers are advised to add keyloggers to their cyber worries over the holidays. Social media also continue to be a channel of retail cybercrime.
An audit warns of cyber vulnerabilities in Australia's State of Victoria's water distribution infrastructure.
Gamers in the UK sustained 11.7M attacks in 2013. F-Secure coins a new term, "sharking," to describe cybercrimes against cardplayers. A Las Vegas casino and hotel visitors' guide Vegastripping.com is breached, with user credentials posted to Pastebin.
Researchers find a banking Trojan using database-as-a-service platforms for its command-and-control traffic.
Amid more reports of tighter IT (and cyber) labor markets, the US Navy and Air Force both move to increase the number of uniformed cyber operators in their ranks.
The UK is announcing today a new requirement for cyber-security certification of government contractors.
Palantir raises $107.5M and is now valued at $9B. Mocana receives significant funding from GE Ventures. Adobe faces investor scrutiny over privacy. BlackBerry pegs its future to enterprise mobility.
Members of the US House introduce the "National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013" with bipartisan sponsorship.