Anonymous goes after three new targets: North Korea (to protest the DPRK's presumably easily militarized satellite launch), Saudi Arabia (to protest various human rights issues, and to demand the country's exclusion from the Olympics), and South Africa (where a job portal is attacked to protest child labor practices).
In other hacktivist news, White Hat "vigilantes" struggle with LizardSquad, contesting control over a network of compromised home routers. (In fairness to LizardSquad, characterizing the loose group as "hacktivist" is probably at this point misleading, given its steadily increasing participation in criminal black markets.)
Investigation into doxing at the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continues. It seems likely the attackers' point of entry was a compromised staffer account used to socially engineer an agency help desk. Those responsible (now known as "the DotGovs") posted their take on CryptoBin, which according to Tripwire has since become less accessible to searches.
The US Internal Revenue Service warns that somewhat more than 100,000 taxpayers' e-file credentials may have been compromised. The incident, the IRS says, was an automated attack on its Electronic Filing PIN application. The attack's been contained (without, authorities say, loss of personal data). The IRS is notifying taxpayers whose e-file accounts were prospected.
Palo Alto Networks warns that tax-themed phishing is spreading the NanoCore RAT.
SAP has patched a problem in its Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) ICS product. Cisco closes a buffer overflow vulnerability in its ASA Software. (That vulnerability is being actively probed in the wild.) Patch now.