Documents purloined and released by Snowden reportedly describe New Zealand surveillance of Pacific island nations.
AnonGhost continues its baffling efforts to support the Palestinian cause by hacking small-town America: this week it's the Latimer County, Colorado, Sheriff's turn. Such targets are probably selected because they're American and relatively poorly protected.
Apple says fixes for the FREAK vulnerability in OS X and iOS versions of Safari are coming. Lots of how-to-tell-if-you're-at-risk advice is out.
Monitoring tools (legitimate ones, like parental controls) can be used as spyware, and Microsoft reports finding malicious adaptations in downloadable games: keyloggers, screenshot grabbers, etc.
Trend Micro describes "PwnPOS" as new or at least under-the-radar point-of-sale malware. BriMorLabs objects that the malware isn't new: it's been on forensic analysts' radar for several years.
The watering hole discovered in North Korean official news sites in January may not have been the work of the obvious suspect: the Kim regime. Kaspersky believes those responsible are third-party hackers. Their code bears some similarity to Darkhotel. (The affected DPRK websites remain infected.)
The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode reports on the difficulty of attribution.
A survey by NYSE Governance Services suggests that day-to-day risk oversight has become a central concern of corporate boards.
In industry news, Novetta may be for sale, Box buys Subspace, and IBM Watson picks up AlchemyAPI for natural language processing, image recognition, and behavioral analysis.
The US and China do some mutual scowling over their respective security policies.
Former Secretary of State Clinton's non-governmental email raises eyebrows higher.