A group calling itself the "Portugal Cyber Army" claims to have accessed and leaked data from both the Hong Kong Police and the Dubai Airports.
CBS News Twitter accounts were hijacked over the weekend by a crank conspiracy theorist who's using them to disseminate suspicious links (as well as crank conspiracy theories).
The Internet Storm Center reports discovering a chargen-based denial-of-service attack, unusual both in that chargen is rarely enabled, and that chargen has seldom been used to execute (as opposed to obscure) an attack.
The Chinese government again denies involvement in cyber espionage. The South China Morning Post hopes for an easing of Sino-American cyber tension (and pressure on Huawei and ZTE business) in a US Government Accountability Office report which the paper takes as minimizing the frequency and severity of cyber attacks on telecommunications networks. But the US Administration continues exploring options for retaliation against Chinese cyber operations, and the US Department of Defense plans to increase spending on offensive cyber capabilities.
Oracle delays planned Java updates to give it more time to address security concerns. A faulty security definition update from Malwarebytes inadvertently disables the systems on which it was installed.
Microsoft disputes an anti-virus testing report that claimed Bing delivered risky search results more often than Google. Sophos offers useful suggestions for handling security incidents.
Last week's vile murder of people innocently attending the Boston Marathon prompts reflections on crowdsourcing criminal investigations, social media reliability, the rise of "digilantism," and CISPA's possible effects on all this.