Anonymous, of course, has threatened to cripple the US Government and the American banking system with tomorrow's promised OpUSA. Security experts are cautiously optimistic, expecting a fizzle along the lines of OpIsrael, but they do note a new apparent target set: small banks and credit unions. The Honolulu Police Department's website is defaced in a precursor to the campaign.
Morrocco's "Islamic Ghost Team" resurfaces to attack Cape Verde's US embassy. Pakistani hacktivists continue attacks on Indian government websites, inviting victims to feel "the wrath of Pakistani Hacker" (sic).
Microsoft discloses, and promises to patch swiftly, a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The flaw may have been exploited in an apparent probe of nuclear weapons researchers.
QinetiQ still has nothing to say on the record about the breach Bloomberg reported last week, but the media consensus is that it was large, enduring, and damaging. CSO sees the attacks as essentially a supply chain campaign—one in which a relatively soft third-party target is compromised to reach harder targets that trust the third party.
Designers (and blawgers) see Internet governance as a source of security and online business disruption. More cyber trend reports appear, with an intelligent cautionary look from FUD Watch.
Industry news features predictions of rapid growth, merger-and-acquisition activity, and notes on up-and-coming startups.
France becomes the latest country to declare its intention of building offensive cyber capabilities.
US Government Internet snooping draws a novel legal critique on Third Amendment grounds (that's the amendment prohibiting quartering soldiers in citizens' homes).