Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army have managed to hijack, deface and / or make unavailable the websites of The New York Times, Huffington Post UK and one of Twitter domains for image serving (twimg.com).
A "big" story like that regarding NSA spying was bound to be used by cyber crooks as a lure.
Cyber crooks targeting Brazilian users have a well-documented predilection for banking Trojans, but every now and then they opt for other types of malware.
Wednesday's news that the networks of several South Korean broadcasting organizations and banks have been partially or entirely crippled by coordinated attacks has raised a lot of questions, the main of which is "who is behind the attacks?" South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok immediately stated that they would not be ruling out the possibility of North Korea being involved, which is understandable because relations between the two countries have been extremely strained lately.
A blog of well-known hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate has been compromised to contain malicious iFrame injections that redirect users to websites hosting the Blackhole exploit kit, warns Sophos.