The UK's Ministry of Justice was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack earlier this week. Websites were unavailable for several hours before service was restored.
Anonymous Ukraine claims to have accessed communications belonging to the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform.
The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab says Hacking Team's RCS lawful intercept tool has been found monitoring the Ethiopian Satellite Television Service (ESAT).
Kaspersky has released the slides from its presentation on Mask, to an accompanying chorus of dire predictions from security companies that Mask foreshadows an escalating cyber arms race.
Fazio Mechanical speaks out on the Target breach. TechTarget raises questions about Target's PCI compliance.
The ongoing spam campaign directed against Bitcoin exchanges raises questions about virtual currencies' viability.
Kaspersky researchers report that weak implementations of Absolute Software's Computrace anti-theft software can be remotely hijacked.
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its long-anticipated "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity." The document, which will probably become the de facto standard applied in regulation and litigation, has three basic components. A "Core" prescribes a set of common activities designed to provide a high-level view of risk management. "Profiles" are intended to help organizations align cybersecurity with business requirements. Four "Tiers" help organizations evaluate cybersecurity implementations and manage risk. Observers note that work remains to be done on privacy and the special needs of small businesses.
The University of Nebraska and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi announce they'll undertake cooperative research into information assurance and cyber security.