Last week's warnings to expect more Twitter hijacking were borne out over the weekend as the Syrian Electronic Army took over accounts belonging to the Guardian.
US bank PNC, long-targeted by Islamist hacktivists, discloses it may have undergone another distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack Friday—the nature of the incident and its attribution remain unclear. The US government considers putting Iran on notice that it won't tolerate further cyber attacks, but wishes to do so in a way that won't exacerbate ongoing cyber conflict.
LivingSocial suffers a compromise affecting some 50 million customers. (CSO says they "learn[ed] about the weakness of hashed passwords the hard way.") A security researcher warns of the dangers of Skype account hijacking. Facebook assumes (unwillingly) a larger role as an advertising platform for the crimeware industry.
FCW continues to report that Huawei is forsaking the American market. Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's server unit is proceeding quickly toward conclusion. Quartz sees Amazon doing to enterprise cloud providers what it did to brick-and-mortar bookstores.
In the wake of recent social media hacks, security experts offer useful advice on how to make yourself a harder target. Other experts take up response to a DDoS attack—the first step should be calling your host or ISP.
Privacy concerns impede cyber legislation in both the US and UK.
Spanish police arrest one "S.K.," a Dutch citizen suspected of launching the anti-Spamhaus DDoS attacks. With a "mobile cyber van" and "bunker," he was apparently doing a good impersonation of a Bond villain.