Fighting in Gaza and Israel calls out cyber-rioters, mostly pro-Palestinian hacktivists. So far attacks seemingly amount to nuisance-level vandalism.
The scanner-based campaign against international shipping, traced to China and increasingly attributed to the Chinese government, now has a name: "Zombie Zero." Logistics companies using industrial scanners are most affected by the pre-installed malware, which exploits vulnerabilities in Windows XP. TrapX notes that the command-and-control server appears to be located at the Lanxiang Vocational School, an institution associated with the PLA's 2012 Operation Aurora.
The US indicts another Chinese national, a businessman accused of industrial espionage conducted by compromise of Boeing networks. The Washington Post reports a Chinese cyber espionage campaign against US biofuel manufacturer Algenol, suggesting broad, continuing Chinese interest in the energy sector.
Neither side in the ongoing Sino-US cyber dispute seems ready to back off: Chinese state media denounce the iPhone as a security threat because of its geolocation features. (Apple issues a surprising mild demurral.) US authorities say no data appear to have been lost in the recent Chinese cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management.
The US Secret Service warns the hospitality industry that hotel Wi-Fi is dangerously insecure.
The goal of a long-running Facebook and Dropbox credential theft effort remains unclear, but the campaign itself suggests preparation for large-scale crime or espionage.
As expected, Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker have begun to recover from their takedowns.
Corporate boards worry about cyber security, but corporate resources aren't following their concerns. Insurers grapple with assessing cyber risk.