An Egyptian judge ordered the government to block YouTube for 30 days for carrying the 14-minute trailer to 'Innocence of Muslims,' the controversial film that sparked massive protests in the Middle East last September.
The latest cyberattack mirrors one in early fall that targeted websites of major US banks. Security experts say the attacks appear to be the handiwork of a group tied to Hamas, which the US lists as a terrorist organization.
UN ambassador Susan Rice, once perceived as a natural replacement for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, has withdrawn her name from the nomination process. It now seems likely that President Obama will pick Senator John Kerry for the role.
A Middle Eastern hacktivist group appeared to claim responsibility for massive denial-of-service cyber attacks on websites of six US banks. Some experts now say that claim is a 'false flag' to divert attention from the real attackers.
US bank websites of at least half a dozen large institutions have experienced surges and disruption of traffic over the past week. Islamists claim responsibility for blocking US bank websites, but analysts are skeptical.