South Korea goes on high (kinetic) alert, and cyberspace tensions remain high as the North is formally accused of last month's cyber attacks.
Targeted social media attacks are used against Tibetan activists (presumably by Chinese security services). Cyber criminals adopt these techniques as well.
FortiGuard Lab's Threat Landscape Report says the ZeroAccess Bitcoin-mining botnet remains as active as ever. Bitcoin is also in the news as currency speculators move large amounts of money into it; this trading shows how strong buy interest can look a lot like a denial-of-service attack.
Symantec finds upgrades to the Shylock banking Trojan. Linksys routers are shown vulnerable to remote password change. Hack In the Box presenters claim that vulnerabilities in flight management systems render aircraft vulnerable to remote cyber attack.
Some security experts think ransomware is the coming trend in cybercrime, and indeed recent exploits involving child pornography seem unusually nasty.
The US Administration releases its 2014 President's Budget, and by all accounts cyber is the big winner, particularly in Defense and NIST. (The proposal must of course pass Congress, which it is surely unlikely to do unaltered, if at all, but the President's Budget nonetheless indicates likely trends in Federal spending.)
Spooked by concerns over cyber espionage, investors shy away from Chinese tech firms.
Continuing its international expansion, FireEye announces new offices in Australia and New Zealand.
CSO publishes advice to businesses on preparing for "geopolitical cyber attacks." Dark Reading discusses the risk of "software sabotage"—a new sort of insider threat.