China appears to have stepped up attacks on Tibetan and Uyghur activists. Kaspersky says the attacks rely on Android malware that facilitates spearphishing—a new development in mobile exploits.
Iranian-sympathizing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters resurface in denial-of-service attacks against Wells Fargo.
A dispute between Netherlands web-hosting service CyberBunker and the Spamhaus Project is jamming networks around the world. CloudFlare first reported the attacks last week. CyberBunker, which assiduously cultivates a bad-boy image (we'll host almost anything; Dutch SWAT teams tried but couldn't break into our headquarters, etc.), is retaliating against Spamhaus' blacklisting them as spammers through a very widespread DNS-based denial-of-service campaign. (Data streams have reached 300 billion bits per second.) The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Akamai Networks on CyberBunker: "These guys are just mad. To be frank, they got caught. They think they should be allowed to spam."
Anonymous claims of a successful attack on the Mossad appear inflated, but the hacktivist collective announces its next target: Facebook censorship.
IOActive finds new industrial control system vulnerabilities at monitoring systems' backend interfaces.
Failure to update software enables many Java exploits to thrive in the wild.
Three data breaches are disclosed, two of them in US university healthcare systems, the third, more embarrassingly, in Britain's GCHQ, which sent jobseekers plaintext password reminders.
Raytheon reorganizes and cuts jobs. A Pell Center study finds that US universities are poorly preparing students for cyber careers.
A honeypot researcher offers insight into the controversial technique: he thinks it most useful for "awareness testing."