Lebanon appears to be making its debut in offensive cyber operations. Check Point discovers an APT group it's calling "Volatile Cedar" whose targets appear to be mainly Israeli.
Israel receives other unwelcome attention, this from Anonymous, which promises an "electronic Holocaust" on April 7. The threat is virtual, not physical, but that doesn't moderate the threat's tasteless language. Perhaps one seeks message discipline from an anarchist collective in vain. Passcode describes the fragmentation of those wearing the Guy Fawkes mask: North Americans are increasingly out-of-step with other regions' Anonymous cells. (North Americans are also oddly sympathetic to Islamism.) And Sabu seems to have done lasting damage to the Americans' brand with the collective — others tend to suspect them of being snitches.
GitHub's still recovering from the denial-of-service attack it's sustained since last week, which looks ever more like a Chinese government operation against censorship-evasion tools. GreatFire sees the campaign as characteristic of efforts to sustain the Great Firewall, and Netresec publishes evidence of a man-on-the-side attack. Incapsula sees a DDoS trend: 20% of such attacks now come from anonymous proxies, up from 5% a year ago.
Attribution is notoriously difficult, and so is determining cyber value-at-risk. Many enterprises and users wildly underestimate their assets' value, and a growing pool of risk managers struggles to assess that value. The Wall Street Journal describes insurer Aetna's approach to the problem. Costs of protection are also tough to track: the US Defense Department (admittedly, they've got a lot to track) can't do it.