The Syrian Electronic Army attacked Saudi government sites (including police and military sites) over the weekend. The pro-Assad group also compromised blogs and social media accounts belonging to the Financial Times.
China's Peoples' Liberation Army resumes operations against US targets, and in India concerns over the IT supply chain's vulnerability to Chinese cyber espionage prompts new calls for national hardware self-sufficiency.
Attacks against Pakistani sites continue to originate in India. Attribution is still developing, but Norman is calling the campaign "espionage." ESET finds the attacks affect at least ten other countries, but Pakistan is clearly the target.
Imperial College and Moscow State University are both hit by "1923Turkz" hacktivists. (1923Turkz are Ottoman revanchists seeking restoration of the caliphate the Treaty of Lausanne disestablished in 1923). Last week's jihadist attack against the city government of Akron, Ohio, has exposed at least 25,000 taxpayers' personal information.
Twenty-two million userids may have been stolen from Yahoo Japan. Other attacks have hit Mopar, LSU Health Shreveport, and Brazil's Gobo.com.
Ragebooter says its "denial-of-service-for-hire" is a legal testing service, operated with the knowledge and permission of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
US cyber agencies turn to younger talent for hard-to-fill billets. Stateful application control and cloud best practices registries are techniques under discussion in the security press. Analysts call DHS data-sharing plans "too limited."