Haaretz reports widespread public concern over next week's threatened OpIsrael.
Panda discovers a banking Trojan active in Brazil that disguises itself as Word and WinHelp files. SEC Consult finds vulnerabilities in older versions (now patched) of Sophos' Web Protection Appliance. Criminals are distributing malware under the guise of email from a networked printer.
Cyber currency manipulation comes to bitcoin: a denial-of-service attack, aimed apparently at spiking bitcoin's price, hits the Mt. Gox exchange. Instawallet is collaterally affected (and suffers its own database attack).
In the Netherlands, ING undergoes a "major Internet banking breakdown" whose causes remain unclear, but which is squeezing retailers badly.
Post mortems on the CyberBunker-Spamhaus denial-of-service campaign suggest unevenly felt effects. Bahrain, for example, complains of major disruptions while American Midwesterners sniff that they barely noticed.
Skype and Dropbox fix a redirect security hole.
Disclosures of cyber losses to the US Securities and Exchange Commission appear lower than expected, given official US warnings of very large exposures.
Federal Computer Week reported recently that the CIA had hired Amazon to provide a cloud for the US Intelligence Community. IT World notes today that the US National Security Agency already has an OpenStack cloud.
Huawei tells investors it expects to take a hit in US sales from security-driven restrictions Congress imposed in its continuing resolution, but that it hopes to make up ground through wireless sales in Europe and Asia. (Both sides in this Sino-American dispute seem quite angry with one another, yet their trading relationship remains very large.)