In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:
For the second time in a month, Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox browser, has inadvertently leaked programmers’ passwords and usernames.
The breach was the largest in the country’s history and might have affected an additional 250 oil and energy firms.
Leaked materials in a new book by journalist Nicky Hager have sucked the oxygen out of the National party’s re-election campaign.
A cybercrime ringleader received much of the data – including names, resident registration numbers, account names and passwords -- from a Chinese hacker, who he met in an online game in 2011.