Anonymous and Islamist hacktivists voice support for OpUSA, but so far there's little sign that it's having much effect (claims by Algeria's Charaf Anons to the contrary). The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters are suspending attacks this week to avoid confusion of purpose and attribution, but they also call for Anonymous to strike US banks. US banks tell customers their online transactions might be a bit slow today.
The Syrian Electronic Army claims penetration of Israeli intelligence sites. They also hijack the Onion and E! Online's Twitter feeds (the former to post pro-Assad propaganda, the latter, oddly, to spread Justin Bieber rumors).
Indian government websites continue to report attacks—there's no clear attribution yet. A new Android Trojan surfaces in Germany. AutoIt sees increasing use in malware coding. Malware posing as a Flash update appears in Dropbox. The Sans Institute sees signs of an incipient typosquatting epidemic.
More information on the IE zero-day appears—researchers note waterholes' advantages over spearphishing, and observers discern a lesson about large-enterprise software updates. A Metasploit module for the exploit is out.
The US Department of Defense officially accuses China's army with cyber espionage (which China indignantly denies).
Defense News describes the challenges of acquiring cyber companies. A new version of password cracker Cain & Abel is released. Los Alamos National Laboratory demonstrates a prototype quantum-encrypted network.
McAfee's Chief Privacy Officer suggests the key to enterprise privacy is to think like a teenager concealing something from her parents (like "a crush on a football player").