Indian patriotic hacktivists predictably hit back at Pakistani sites in round two of the annual Republic Day cyber riot. Ottoman revanchists are back, this time with a tacky defacement of the European Jewish Press.
Yahoo Mail comes under attack. Yahoo is releasing few details, but it's resetting passwords for potentially affected accounts. In a separate criminal campaign, Google users are being phished for credentials with "suspicious sign-in prevented" emails.
More point-of-sale attacks are detected, conducted via the ChewBacca botnet. The Tor-enabled malware has collected some 50,000 cards' data from 119 point-of-sale infections in eleven countries. The tally will almost certainly grow.
As the techniques used in the Target breach become clearer, law enforcement agencies have determined that stolen card data have been used to make unauthorized purchases, and that the data themselves remain for sale in criminal black markets. "Main Street stores," not just big retail chains, are expected to discover themselves the victims of similar attacks.
More than 10,000 UK users were infected with ICEPOL Trojan ransomware in 2013.
Online payment service Clinkle hasn't yet launched, but it's already been breached.
HALOCK Security Labs reports having determined that 70% of US mortgage lenders permit applicants to transmit sensitive personal data over unencrypted email.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will begin assessing asset managers' cyber security during examinations. The examiners are expected to be most interested in how financial service providers manage vendor access to their systems, and in whether they can show due diligence in vendor selection.