Cyber operations continue to be regarded as a hostile action short of war—more espionage than combat—or so is the upshot of a Christian Science Monitor overview of the Crimean crisis. In this case espionage does appear the right classification, since the most prominent tool deployed (or at disclosed) so far is the cyber-spying framework Snake.
Kaspersky thinks Snake emerged from Agent.btz, whose employment against US Central Command was discovered in 2008. The Register reports Agent.btz's other progeny may include Red October, Turla, Flame and Gaus. US authorities have said they "strongly suspect" Russia's FSB (and so does just about everyone else).
Turkish hacktivists resume protest of a death during Instanbul's Gezi demonstrations with defacement of a key Prime Ministerial advisor's official Twitter account.
Flight MH370's disappearance remains mysterious, and speculation inevitably turns to the possibility that a cyber attack brought the aircraft down. ITProPortal admits, properly, that such speculation is at best based on a priori possibility (at worst on paranoia), but then gives a useful lay summary of commercial air's attack surfaces.
Azimuth Security reports that Apple iOS 7 suffers from a weak random number generator that "threatens kernel exploit mitigations."
A researcher believes he's found a backdoor in Samsung Galaxy devices.
WhatsApp dismisses reports of vulnerabilities as overblown.
Lockheed Martin acquires Industrial Defender, a commercial cyber play.
US Senator Feinstein's sharp accusations of CIA finagling with Senate networks (including claims of Presidential involvement) await the Administration's answer. Bills to restrict surveillance gain in the US House.