18 Jan 2021

Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

According to Australian Health Secretary Brendan Murphy, the country is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021, despite plans to distribute vaccines to residents. Murphy’s comments have dampened hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country may resume by July. Dr. Murphy’s expertise was a driving

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15 Jan 2021

Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

After a cyberattack on the EMA, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine information has been leaked on the internet. The EMa is in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U. In December, threat agencies broke into the server to access COVID-19 vaccine documentation.  The regulatory

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13 Jan 2021

Hackers have leaked the COVID-19 vaccine data they stole in a cyberattack

A cyberattack targeting the European Union’s medical agency has resulted in stolen information about the COVID-19 vaccines. The stolen information has been leaked. The attack was against the European Medicines Agency last month and information about coronavirus medicines was gained. The documents containing the data about coronavirus medicines, including the

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06 Jan 2021

WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of their teams was denied entry into China to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 virus. Two members were already on their way to the country, and the WHO reported that the problem was a lack of visa clearances on behalf of

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05 Jan 2021

U.K. Delays Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose as Europe Ponders How to Speed Up Immunization

The UK has switched gears and delayed administering the second Covid-19 dose to those who have received the first, instead of seeking to give out as many first doses as possible. The decision was announced on Tuesday and has been criticized due to tot eh lack of data on the

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05 Jan 2021

The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The new coronavirus variant was first identified in the United Kingdom but has now been found in several other countries. Although viruses mutate all the time, there is typically no identifiable impact on symptoms and transmissibility. However, this variant seems to be more transmissible. Just one day after officials announced

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05 Jan 2021

Chinese APT Group Linked to Ransomware Attacks

Chinese threat actor group APT27 (also known as Emissary Panda) and Winnti have been identified as the culprit behind multiple ransomware attacks against firms last year. New research from Security Joes and Pro reveals how they found the threat actors behind the attacks after investigating an incident in which ransomware

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04 Jan 2021

Israel Vaccinates More Than 10% of Its Population in Two Weeks

In just two weeks, Israel has reportedly vaccinated nearly half of its most at-risk citizens, representing 10% of the population. Authorities have been accelerating Covid-19 vaccine administration after early mistakes led to wasted doses. The small country boasts nine million residents and aims to immunize the majority of its population

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04 Jan 2021

Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar

Japan is currently facing the risk of entering a state of emergency as coronavirus cases soar, due in part to a new variant of the virus that is more infectious. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday stated that an emergency declaration was being considered. This type of lockdown would apply

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01 Jan 2021

OODA Loop Greatest Hits – 2020 Edition

Each year we compile a list of our top posts based on page views.  It provides interesting insight into what topics were top of mind for our Members.  Obviously, Covid was a key interest area, but we also saw heavy interest in cyber and security, as well as a resurgence in older pieces that provided key insight into Russian cyber operations.

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