Information operations continue in parallel with Gaza fighting. Hamas and its hactivist sympathizers successfully hijack an Israeli television station and deface a webpage belonging to the country's largest newspaper, Haaretz. Expect more, particularly if the cease-fire takes.
Gameover Zeus is resurfacing, and it gains a competitor in the black market: the "Zeus-like" banking Trojan Kronos is selling for $7k in Russian criminal fora. An early bird discount is available to those who act now.
Other Russian criminals adopt a high-minded tone. W0rm (familiar to cyber-crime-watchers) hacked media outlet CNet and stole a database containing user credentials, but the W0rms say they've taken a principled decision not to distribute the data. They hacked, they say, just to highlight security problems.
The US Secret Service warnings against hotel Wi-Fi — particularly in hotels with business centers — prompt others to note that free hotspots are becoming a widely available attractive nuisance. And public PCs in business centers, libraries, etc. should be approached with extreme caution: "cesspools," Seltzer calls them, like "sharing needles" (to mix lurid metaphors) and advises never using their installed OS should you have to access personal or business resources through them.
Future Java patches may work on Windows XP machines after all, says Oracle.
Security experts call for cloud malware analysis, better information sharing, and more attention to identity management.
HM Government announces a major investment in UK cyber security, shifting defence resources from conventional physical weapons. The US IC expects big benefits from its coming adoption of Amazon Web Services.