OpIsrael, like most recent Anonymous actions, has indeed largely fizzled, but it's prompted a minor cyber counter-riot among Israeli hacktivists who've attacked Palestinian, Iranian, and Turkish sites. Jordanian security forces have arrested several alleged Anonymous members in connection with OpIsrael.
The diffuse Islamist campaign against US banks reappears as the "Tunisian Cyber Army" claims to have stolen customer credentials from a small Pennsylvania bank. This represents a departure from the denial-of-service attack financial institutions have come to expect.
Commonly used home wireless routers are found vulnerable to exploitation for clickjacking, denial-of-service, and other forms of cyber crime. The browser version of AirDroid is susceptible to cross-scripting attacks. Kaspersky warns that Skype malware is mining Bitcoins in the wild.
It's Patch Tuesday, so expect to see fixes emanate from Redmond later today.
In industry news, SourceFire names John Becker CEO. Trusteer announces it's opening an office in China, intending not only expansion into local markets, but also better insight into cyber threats originating in China. US business groups continue to express their displeasure over security restrictions the current continuing resolution imposes on Chinese IT imports.
Several interesting and useful stories on personal and small business protection appear today. WAMU offers tips on personal cyber security, and Dark Reading has suggestions for small businesses interested in outsourcing security and in adopting better password management policies.
The US Air Force designates six cyber capabilities "weapons." This has greater budgetary than operational significance, but budgets have driven tactics before and may do so again.