Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport denies it lost any sensitive data in a cyber attack it sustained some two weeks ago at the outset of the crisis in Crimea. The US looks into its electronic surveillance performance during that crisis.
Algeria's election season opens with a round of cyber attacks on campaign sites.
Microsoft warns that a Word zero-day is being actively exploited in the wild. Targeted attacks are using booby-trapped RTF files to gain control of compromised machines via a memory corruption bug. Word 2010 is principally affected, but other versions are also affected: Word 2003, 2007, and 2013 for Windows; Microsoft Office for Mac 2011; and multiple versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server. Viewing an email in an Outlook preview pane can be sufficient to infect a device. Microsoft has issued notes on mitigation.
GitHub developers may have revealed their AWS keys.
Distributed denial-of-service campaigns reappear. Researchers claim to have found a DDoS exploit for Android. Hootsuite is back online, but Basecamp is subjected to an extortion-motivated DDoS attack.
BitCrypt malware combines ransomware with Bitcoin theft. A new Android malware family (ANDROIDOS_KAGECOIN.HBT) mines Bitcoins, Litecoins, and Dogecoins. And Blockchain users are phished for Bitcoins.
MH370 seems not to have been hacked, but concerns about avionics vulnerabilities remain.
Business leaders call for more threat information sharing.
Palo Alto Networks buys Cyvera for $200M (and sees its share price take a hit).
China demands an explanation of alleged US Huawei hacking.
The US Administration and Congress seem poised to limit surveillance.