Facebook discloses that it was hacked last month—a victim of "Java in the browser"—but says that no user information was compromised. The FBI is investigating. The Voice of America casually and darkly links the attack to the recent campaign against media outlets apparently mounted by the Chinese government. (See, however, Dark Reading's cautions about the difficulties of attribution, and how blaming Chinese security services for cyber attacks has become an easy default.)
New Zealand's Telecom recovers from a cyber attack. An Ecuadorian opposition journalism website says it was attacked by the government. That same government, anticipating trouble over upcoming elections, has hired Kevin Mitnick to secure the voting. The "Syrian Electronic Army" attacks Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz. Business Today offers a summary of recent Indian cyber security stories.
Health records in Saskatchewan and Wisconsin are compromised in separate incidents. The FCC seeks to close vulnerabilities in the US Emergency Alert System that enabled this month's zombie hoax.
Chilling an Android phone may enable attackers to access data in RAM, German researchers find. Exploitation may be far-fetched ("the planets must align" for it to work, comments Sophos), but still, the discovery's worth noting.
USA Today, announcing the discovery of sin, discerns a trend: adults as well as children are cyber-bullies.
US budget cuts are only ten days away, and Defense follows a firemen-first strategy to scare them off. Large defense contractors continue to see cyber as a hedge against cuts. Booz Allen continues its push into the Saudi cyber market.