In support of street protests, Anonymous initiates denial-of-service campaign against Cambodian government sites.
Wired describes the weaponization of Facebook in Syria's civil war.
Over the weekend Reuters reported that NSA paid RSA $10M to embed a random-number generator known to be flawed into BSAFE encryption libraries. RSA categorically denies the allegation.
The recent Target data breach seems to have been organized by cyber criminals based outside the US. The retailer is offering various compensatory incentives in its efforts to limit damage to its brand. Some observers see the breach as an important benchmark in the evolution of PCI standards and safeguards. Other observers see it as an object lesson: "everybody's hackable." Non-US card data appear to be fetching a premium on the cyber black market.
CryptoLocker (which ZDNet breathlessly calls "unstoppable") has now claimed some 250,000 victims worldwide. The average payout is $300; the take is said to be laundered in Bitcoins.
Android users should not let themselves be panicked by "Tapsnake" scareware.
New OpenX and VMWare security advisories are out: users take notice.
A progress report on the Truecrypt public audit appears.
IBM, looking toward cloud security applications, takes a patent out on homomorphic encryption.
Observers and policymakers continue to digest the Presidential intelligence panel's report. It's receiving a generally positive reception, but critics continue to find it too surveillance-friendly. (One unwanted NSA fan: Vladimir Putin says he wishes he could operate with comparable lack of restraint.)
The US Administration seeks to halt a court ruling on warrantless surveillance.