Affinity Gaming and TechMedia Network suffer data breaches in unrelated incidents. In both cases many customers' credit card data were exposed.
A senior Boeing executive says he shares the IATA's concerns about aircraft vulnerability to cyber attack. He highlights in particular the attack surface airliners present upon entering an airport, and sees this exposure as placing flight systems at risk.
A Raytheon executive writing in SC Magazine puts disturbingly high numbers on the cost of privileged user abuse to businesses, citing an unnamed energy company's $1B loss. He argues that privilege user accounts and activity should be routinely audited.
The story of Target's data breach has moved into its policy and litigation phases. US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) wants the Federal Trade Commission to "hold businesses accountable" for exposing consumer data, and disgruntled Target customers have thus far initiated some two dozen lawsuits.
Forbes reports on what another US Senator's (Rockefeller, D-WV) privacy hearings have turned up concerning data broker abuses: unscrupulous brokers have sold lists of alcoholics, rape victims, and others for targeted marketing.
Observers continue to mull the report recently rendered by the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Wired thinks the Review Group's recommendations could actually make call records more accessible to law enforcement. An essay in Foreign Policy sees poorly defined scope of conflict—in this case, the successor to the Global War on Terror—at the root of surveillance problems, and argues that an expansive view of potential enemies leads naturally to the Panopticon.