Malaysia Airlines says Lizard Squad didn't actually "hack" the carrier's website. Instead, a DNS compromise redirected traffic to a spoof site. The US Department of Homeland Security hints it's assisting in an investigation.
Islamist hackers continue to exhibit their curious predilection for striking provincial, poorly defended Western targets. Small-town USA's recently been hit, and this week Algerian hackers go after a horseback riding business in Yorkshire.
Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for a Facebook outage, but Facebook says no, their bad, the crash was due to an internal error.
Ars Technica reports on a GCHQ mobile tracking program graced with a demotic acronym. (It's demotic American, which ought to give pause to those offering glib attribution of operations on the basis of linguistic clues.) In other news, GCHQ may itself have fallen victim to a prank phone call.
Attacks exploiting a now patched Flash zero-day show significant layers of obfuscation.
In the US, the Super Bowl is said to be receiving considerable cyber protection. (Would that such security be extended to the NFL mobile app, an unencrypted "spear phisher's dream," as Ars Technica calls it.)
The upcoming OS X build is expected to patch Thunderstrike.
The cyber insurance market, while rapidly maturing, remains immature. Companies are advised to consider their cyber-terrorism policies closely.
Corporate cyber defense exercises are becoming more common.
China reiterates its intention to censor VPNs. New US Defense Department cyber plans are announced.
Facebook caves to Turkish government pressure: it will now screen Turkish users from "anti-Islamic" content.