Elections in Turkey are accompanied by an unusual degree of rancor in cyberspace, with extensive government Web censorship matched by an upsurge in hacktivism. The Foreign Minister has strong words for the hacktivists: their actions constitute an attack on the Turkish Republic, and may be serving hostile foreign interests.
AnonGhost's Palestinian-sympathizing hacktivists return with an attack on Israel's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Pakistan Haxor Crew hits the Pakistani consulate's Jeddah site to protest corruption. Anonymous Ecuador hijacks that country's official presidential Twitter account.
Google engineers tell the audience at BlackHat Singapore that Moroccan journalists are under continuing cyber attack.
WordPress users should beware free "premium" plug-ins: many are malicious.
Webroot finds another black market DIY offering: an on-demand redirector generating service.
Colombian Internet users are hit by a "massive" spam campaign distributing malicious pdfs purporting to be from credit-scoring service Datacredito.
The US Senate committee investigating retail data breaches releases a "kill-chain" analysis of the Target breach.
Security analysts warn that medical IT devices may succeed ATMs as the most worrisome targets of Windows XP hackers.
A presentation at InfoSecurity Europe calls for greater automation of cyber defenses to free scarce engineering talent for tasks requiring human attention. NTT's Global Threat Intelligence Report points to automation gaps, particularly in endpoint security.
Lockheed Martin discusses reorganization; their next moves in cyber will be watched with interest.
As Trustmark drops out of the bellwether suit against Target and Trustwave, Trustwave calls the litigation baseless and promises to fight remaining plaintiffs.