Hackers try to penetrate the vital ‘cold chain’ for coronavirus vaccines, security team reports

The hackers took measures to hide their tracks, and the cyber-sleuths did not name which state might be behind the campaign.

The IBM team said it was not known why the hackers were trying to penetrate the systems. It suggested that the intruders might want to steal information, glean details about technology or contracts, create confusion and distrust, or disrupt the vaccine supply chains.

The hackers probably sought “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy,” the IBM team said.

Because there was “no clear path to a cash-out” as there is in a ransomware attack, there was an increased likelihood of a state actor’s being involved, IBM said. However, the IBM investigators cautioned, it was still possible that criminals could be looking for ways to illegally obtain “a hot black-market commodity” such as an initially scarce vaccine.

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Data warehouse firm Snowflake reports bigger loss in first post-IPO quarterly report

(Reuters) — Warren Buffett-backed data warehouse firm Snowflake reported a bigger third-quarter loss on Wednesday, in its first quarterly results following a blockbuster market debut in September, sending its shares more than 5% lower after the bell.

The San Mateo, California-based company, which has 3,554 customers, raised $3.36 billion in its initial public offering after it was priced above the target range in the biggest U.S. listing so far this year.

Snowflake said product revenue, or sales from services on its platform, more than doubled to $148.5 million, accounting for 93% of total revenue in the quarter.

Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, Snowflake sells a cloud data platform which offers to consolidate a business’ data onto one platform. Cloud-based business services have seen rapid growth this year as offices around the world adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Net loss for the quarter ended Oct.

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Zoom reports big 3Q gains, but slowing growth sinks stock

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom’s videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be able to build upon its recent success after a vaccine enables people to intermingle again.

For now, Zoom is thriving as tens of millions of people who never heard of the service at the beginning of the year rely on its video meeting tools to connect with their co-workers, teachers, friends and family while efforts to fight contain the pandemic prevent them from going into offices, schools and most many other places. That dependence boosted Zoom’s fortunes, producing a pandemic-driven success story that was highlighted again Monday with the release of the company’s quarterly results for the August-October period.

Zoom’s revenue more than quadrupled from the same time last year to $777 million, yielding a profit of $198

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3D Architecture Software Market Size, Share, by Global Major Companies Profile, Competitive Landscape and Key Regions 2025 Research Reports World

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Nov 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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The global 3D Architecture Software market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2025. In 2020, the market was growing at a steady rate and with the rising adoption of strategies by key players, the market is

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Nvidia Reports Earnings on Wednesday: 5 Keys to Watch

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Nvidia Reports Earnings on Wednesday: 5 Keys to Watch

Nvidia’s shares are still well above $500 and up more than 125% on the year — gains that leave the GPU giant worth more than $330 billion.

Markets are clearly looking for Nvidia to once more comfortably beat analyst expectations when it reports on Wednesday afternoon. Currently, the consensus among analysts polled by FactSet is for Nvidia to post October quarter (fiscal third quarter) revenue of $4.41 billion (up 46% annually due to both strong organic growth and the Mellanox acquisition) and non-GAAP EPS of $2.58.

For the January quarter — Nvidia usually provides quarterly sales guidance in its reports — the revenue consensus stands at $4.4 billion (up 42%).


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I’ll be live-blogging Nvidia’s earnings report, which is typically released 20 minutes after the market’s close, and an earnings call set for 5 P.M. Eastern Time. Here

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Salesforce chief equality officer no longer reports to CEO Marc Benioff

  • Salesforce hired Tony Prophet as its first chief equality officer in 2016 and made a point of noting that he would report directly to CEO Marc Benioff.
  • It was a major sign of commitment to diversity and inclusion on the part of the enterprise-software giant.  Now, after an organizational shake-up earlier this year, Prophet no longer reports directly to Benioff. But his role has expanded.
  • He now reports to Brent Hyder, Salesforce’s chief people officer, Business Insider has learned. Prophet also took over Salesforce’s recruiting function in May.
  • Read Business Insider’s full story about Salesforce’s efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at the company here.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When Salesforce hired Tony Prophet as its first chief equality officer in 2016, it made a point of noting that the new role would report directly to CEO Marc Benioff — a sign of the $236 billion cloud

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SRHI Inc. Begins Construction and Development of Underground Mine and Reports 2020 Third Quarter Results

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TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: SRHI) – SRHI Inc. (“SRHI” or the “Company” – formerly Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.) is pleased to announce that the Company’s 70% owned producing copper mine in Salamanca, Chile, Minera Tres Valles (“MTV“) has commenced the construction and development of its Papomono Masivo underground deposit. The Company also announces its operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The Company’s financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A“) are available at www.srhi.ca and www.sedar.com.

  • Desarrollos Mineros Aura SpA (“Aura”) selected as contractor for the construction and development of Papomono Masivo
  • MTV emerges successfully from creditor protection with support from 100% of MTV’s senior secured lenders (the “Lenders“) and 93% of the unsecured creditors
  • The customary documentation (“Customary
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Misinformation about election fraud has flooded the internet. Here’s how to spot false reports


Election security experts warned for months that misinformation would ramp up after election day to cast doubt on the vote with falsehoods.

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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has beaten President Donald Trump in a contest punctuated with wild rumors, false reports and premature declarations of victory. The end of the election, however, hasn’t meant an end to the misinformation.

Social media posts from the sitting president that falsely claim the election was stolen from him have swept through the internet, and Trump has continued to tweet and retweet items that contain disputed information, which Twitter has labeled. Additionally, baseless claims of election fraud from a variety of sources have also swept Twitter, as well as YouTube and Facebook. 

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Ring recalls 350,000 video doorbells after reports of security devices catching fire

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Ring, the Amazon-owned maker of smart home security equipment, is recalling 350,000 of its video doorbells after reports of the devices catching fire.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said in a recall notice on Tuesday that the doorbell’s battery can overheat if it is punctured by screws during installation, posing a fire and burn hazard.

The agency said Ring has received 85 incident reports of incorrect doorbell screws installed, with 23 of those doorbells igniting, resulting in minor property damage and eight reports of minor burns.

The recall affects certain serial numbers of the second generation of the Ring video doorbell, model number 5UM5E5, sold from June to October 2020. Ring advised consumers in a tweet to find “new instructions” on its app or website, or call the company contact the company for more information.

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