14 Apr 2021

‘A tsunami of cases’ creates desperation as Covid second wave batters India

In India, a new wave of cases is devastating the nation and surpassed medical professional’s worst expectations. When the cases started to drop in India and lockdown measures were partially lifted, residents took advantage and hosted large wedding parties, began to stop wearing masks, held political rallies, and other super-spreading

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14 Apr 2021

100 Million More IoT Devices Are Exposed—and They Won’t Be the Last

A set of nine vulnerabilities are currently exposing roughly 100 million devices worldwide, according to researchers. The vulnerabilities lie in the basic code that dictates how devices communicate with the internet. What cybersecurity researchers are questioning is how to implement changes and effective defenses that will actively combat these types

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14 Apr 2021

Pentagon Launched New Innovation Steering Group

The Defense Department has created a new steering group that is centered around innovation within the department in major technology industries, according to a DoD official. The steering group’s creation was announced on Tuesday at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee. The news comes amidst tensions between lawmakers and the agency

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14 Apr 2021

Swedish Sports Body Hacked by Russians, Officials Say

Sweden’s national sports federations was allegedly hacked by the Russian military in 2017-2018, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The data-breaching campaign also affecting some of the world’s leading sports bodies, such as FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The country called the incident a series of repeated

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14 Apr 2021

Cyber criminals are installing cryptojacking malware on unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

Cybercriminals are leveraging zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers, dropping cryptocurrency mining malware as part of a campaign that seeks to secretly steal the processing power of compromised systems. The campaign is targeted towards financial gain and is currently ongoing, according to advisories published by several US agencies, including warnings

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13 Apr 2021

Nearly a million going hungry in conflict-hit Mozambique, U.N. says

According to a UN food agency statement made on Tuesday, almost one million people are facing severe hunger in northern Mozambique. The development is due to increases in the severity and frequency of Islamist violence in the region, forcing thousands to flee. Last month, Palma was attacked by Islamic State-linked

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13 Apr 2021

Japan to Release Low-Radiation Fukushima Water Into Ocean

On Tuesday, Japan stated that it plans to release water with low levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea. However, this plan has been met with extreme opposition from the local fishing industry and environmentalists, who are struggling to recover from the impact of the

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13 Apr 2021

US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US Health authorities have called for the country to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration called for the pause, stating that it was acting out of an abundance of caution. Six cases of

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13 Apr 2021

Ukraine’s President heads to the trenches as Russia masses its troops

Ukraine’s president joined its military force recently to observe the years-long conflict between Ukraine and Russia in action. More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died already this year as part of the conflict. Russian troops have been amassing on their side of the border, prompting the US and its NATO

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13 Apr 2021

Billions of smartphone owners will soon be authorising payments using facial recognition

A new analysis conducted by Juniper Research found that in the next few years, billions of users will regularly use facial recognition technology to make payments through their devices. Smartphone users already have the capability to use facial recognition to unlock their screens or log into certain applications, however, the

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