Russia continues to fine-tune cyber support for its invasion of Crimea. Domestic networks haven't been neglected: VKontakte websites are being blocked for "encouraging terrorist activity." Cyber operations in Ukraine itself continue to be restrained, but some cables appear blocked. (Restrained, that is, in comparison with the Georgian or Estonian experience.)
The US Senate Intelligence Committee wonders why US intelligence agencies didn't give earlier warning of the incursion. Analysts point darkly to an erosion of Cold War vigilance, but this is historically ill-informed: after all, when that vigilance reigned, the Soviets achieved surprise in their 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Marble Security claims Android tablets and smartphones manufactured by Samsung, Motorola, Asus and LG have been sold to consumers with pre-installed malware that harvests credentials and sends them to a server in Russia. The manufacturers don't appear implicated; it appears to be a supply chain compromise.
Kaspersky contrasts the GnuTLS and Apple goto bugs. GnuTLS releases security updates to address its problem.
US beauty products retailer Sally Beauty suffers a credit card breach.
University researchers demonstrate a novel side-channel attack. Another research team shows how much traffic analysis of HTTPS communications can reveal (it's quite a bit).
A fourth Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, is hacked. The Bitcoin community increasingly migrates to Tor, which itself is increasingly infested with cyber criminals.
AnonGhost's pathetic, motiveless, sad sacks deface the wrong British target.
Target's CIO resigns over the retailer's data breach.
In the US, the White House dialogue on privacy focus on commercial, not government, issues.