Oman's government is said to be using European-produced lawful intercept tools for surveillance of Shell Oil and other Western companies.
The network intrusion Germany's Bundestag recently suffered may prove more serious than initially believed.
Low-grade jihadist hackers vandalize a slightly bigger-than-normal target: Philadelphia's City Council.
Another major US health insurance provider, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, suffers a data breach. Some 1.1 million people's data may have been exposed. The FBI is investigating.
Other attacks disclosed include an intrusion into undersea cable provider Pacnet's corporate network and a DNS attack on domain shop eNom.
Two significant vulnerabilities are reported. SEC Consult researchers say they've found a kernel stack buffer overflow vulnerability in NetUSB, a bug that affects recent firmware versions in widely used networking devices.
The other vulnerability arrives with more éclat. "Logjam" is a flaw in "export-grade" crypto, originating in SSL and inherited by TSL, that exposes users of vulnerable sites to man-in-the-middle attacks. Observers compare the potential attacks to Freak, and inevitably speculate that the then-unnamed Logjam was used by NSA for intelligence collection.
That hack Mr. Roberts may have said he committed against airliners and the International Space Station? NASA dismisses any space station hack as a risible bunch of hooey.
Krebs suggests that a recent report of a dangerous Russian APT is really about a different, low-tech APT: an African Phishing Trip.
The US NSA releases a guide to malware-defense best practices.
Absent swift Congressional action, legal authority for bulk data collection in the US expires this weekend.