31 Mar 2020

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The Trump administration will allegedly be lifting sanctions on Venezuela under the terms of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and his enemy, opposition leader Juan Guaido. US Officials stated that the plan will be announced on Tuesday amid the growing coronavirus

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31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection

Amazon and other delivery firms are being pressured to improve employee protection as they continue to work despite the global pandemic, playing a critical role in food and goods delivery. Some workers at the US food delivery service Instacart and US and Italian workers at Amazon have participated in walkouts

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31 Mar 2020

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in one Indian state

Uttar Pradesh, a state in India, has drawn criticism for spraying migrant workers with bleach disinfectant that is used to sanitize buses after the migrant workers were returning home. India is currently under a countrywide lockdown. A video of the incident that surfaced showed three people dressed in head to

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31 Mar 2020

Zeus Sphinx Banking Trojan Arises Amid COVID-19

After three years, the Zeus Sphinx banking trojan has returned to the cybersecurity scene amid the global pandemic, aiming to capitalize on government relief efforts. According to two researchers at IBM X-Force, Amir Gandler and Limor Kessem, the trojan began resurfacing in December, however, there has been a significant increase

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31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM

Recently, there have been numerous reports of cybercriminals and hacking groups taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBM emerged with new information that stated that in the past two weeks, coronavirus themed spam has increased by 14,000%. The report by IBM’s X-Force reveals how much spam has been generated, taking

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31 Mar 2020

Medtronic Gives Away Ventilator Design Specs In Coronavirus Fight, Ahead Of Tesla Alliance

Medtronic, a Dublin based company, shared design specifications for a basic ventilator model, allowing any other company that wants to help produce the masks, which are a necessity during these times, the ability to do so. Medtronic, the medical device maker, has previously mentioned a manufacturing partnership with Tesla. On

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30 Mar 2020

China Gets Back to Work While U.S. Extends Coronavirus Shutdowns

After China lifted tight coronavirus restrictions, almost all of the country’s major industrial companies have resumed production according to the government. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the US confirmed that measures to prevent the spread of the virus will remain in place until April 30. Many businesses are

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30 Mar 2020

Spain minister sees hope as infection rate falls

Spain has now reported a total of 7,340 deaths after the weekend brought an additional 812 deaths. However, the country has reported that the rise in cases appears to be plateauing, giving the country hope for a light at the end of the tunnel. Prince Charles has been released from

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30 Mar 2020

FTC Warns VoIP Providers to Stop Facilitating Coronavirus Scams

Recently, the US Federal Trade Commission administered a warning to nine different VoIP service providers against assisting and facilitating illegal robocalls that target individuals and capitalize on public anxiety surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The FTC warns that the robocalls prey on consumer fear of the pandemic to disseminate false

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27 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson Tests Positive as Global Virus Cases Surpass 500,000

On Friday, Britain announced that its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is currently leading the country from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister is experiencing mild symptoms according to the government. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the government if Mr. Johnson is unable to under British

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