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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Research team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing

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A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has developed a new software that could revolutionize how DNA is sequenced, making it far faster and less expensive to map anything from yeast genomes to cancer genes.

The software, detailed in a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, can be used with portable sequencing devices to accelerate the ability to conduct genetic tests and deliver diagnoses outside of labs. The new technology targets, collects and sequences specific genes without sample preparation and without having to map surrounding genetic material like standard methods require.

“I think this will forever change how DNA sequencing is done,” said Michael C. Schatz, a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology and senior author of the paper.

The new process shrinks the time it takes to profile gene mutations, from 15 days or more to just three. That allows scientists to understand

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SponsorsOne Assembles Management “Dream Team” For Craft Alcohol Product Development, Branding, Marketing, Sales and Distribution

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December 02, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Former COO of Skyy Vodka to Oversee Product Sales & Distribution; Brand Development And Marketing Team Leader’s Clients Including Iconic National Brands; And Product Design, Development And Production Leader Developed National Private Label Brands For Trader Joes And Safeway, Restaurant Depo.

WATERLOO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / SponsorsOne Inc., (CSE:SPO)(FSE:5SO)(OTC PINK:SPONF), a company that utilizes its proprietary platform that combines digital marketing, wholesale and retail distribution, branding, and operational & funding capital, giving it a competitive first-mover advantage in rapidly selling proprietary brands focused in the Alcohol, Functional Beverage and Hemp Sectors, announced today the top management team building these breakthrough Brands in house at SponsorsOne.

Mr. Kevin Swadish, the Former COO Of Skyy Vodka, is to oversee Product Sales & Distribution; Mr. Ricardo Camargo, the Company’s

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Amazon Web Services has created a new ‘inside sales’ team

  • Amazon Web Services has created a new sales team responsible for deepening its relationship with customers — more specifically, helping sell more cloud services.
  • Inside sales representative share sales quotas with account managers and are an addition to customer account teams, meant to expand AWS’s reach, according to one company insider.
  • The new team is run by former Comcast VP Mike Eastman, director of Americas inside sales, who joined the company in September in Matt Garman’s sales and marketing organization, according to an org chart viewed by Business Insider.
  • Microsoft has long held up its deep relationships with its customers as an advantage in the cloud wars, where it’s considered a strong second-place player to Amazon Web Services.
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Amazon Web Services has created

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

Canadian technology specialist BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform designed to help automakers and suppliers standardize vehicle data and speed deployment of new revenue-generating features and services, the companies said on Tuesday. BlackBerry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY, will compress the time to build, deploy and monetize in-vehicle applications and connected services across multiple brands and models, making it easier for automakers to collaborate with a wider pool of developers to accelerate development of apps and services. Carmakers have been reluctant so far to share with outside technology providers much of the data generated by their vehicles. IVY is designed to complement and run simultaneously with new digital vehicle architectures developed by Volkswagen, General Motors and others. The platform is built

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Argentina strip Pablo Matera of captaincy after alleged xenophobic social media posts | Argentina rugby union team

Argentina have stripped Pablo Matera of the captaincy and stood him down from Saturday’s final Tri Nations clash with the Wallabies as they investigate allegedly “discriminatory and xenophobic” social media posts.

Just weeks after becoming a national hero as he inspired the Pumas to their first win over the All Blacks, Matera is under fire for tweets he allegedly made between 2011 and 2013 relating to Bolivian and Paraguayan domestic staff and black people.

The Argentina Rugby Union issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the comments and announcing the sacking of Matera. It also said veteran lock Guido Petti and hooker Santiago Socino had been stood down before the weekend’s game in Sydney, but did not elaborate on why.

“The Argentine Rugby Union strongly repudiates the discriminatory and xenophobic comments published by members of the Los Pumas team on social media and meeting as an emergency, the board of directors

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Team Extension Transforms Businesses Online Through Software Development Services

This company helps provide businesses with highly-skilled software developers. This way, company owners can focus on crucial processes to run their businesses.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, software companies have noticed a high increase in fitness app development. The lack of physical activity of the stay-at-home population has encouraged gym owners to adjust their businesses fast and move most of their fitness marketing online. One of the fastest ways to go digital is to build a fitness application that will work on all platforms, and this is where Flutter can help.

Flutter is a software development toolkit that helps create applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Team Extension®, a startup that provides highly-skilled software developers to businesses, is actively promoting the use of Flutter to allow businesses to remain relevant during the pandemic.

However, Team Extension believes that using Flutter is not enough, having the right

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Despite COVID-related disruptions, Team NEO says region poised for strong economic development

Business development organization Team NEO has some standout numbers so far in a difficult year, having assisted with $2.5 billion in new capital investment from 44 economic development projects estimated to generate more than 4,200 jobs and $225.8 million in annual payroll.

And the organization’s CEO, Bill Koehler, is optimistic about the region’s economic landscape for next year and beyond.

“We expected there to be some very significant disruption in the economy, which has happened for a lot of companies,” Koehler said in an interview. “But what is interesting is that some of that disruption transformed into very significant strategic pivots on the part of a number of companies that found ways to use it to grow.”

In its role as a regional economic development driver, Team NEO works with public and private partners to “accelerate business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio,” which includes

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Twitter to Meet With Biden Transition Team on Transfer of Social Media Accounts From Trump Admin

Twitter said that it will meet with the Biden-Harris transition team in the coming months to transfer social media accounts from President Donald Trump to the new administration, regardless of whether or not Trump concedes the race.

The company confirmed to Newsweek on Saturday that President-elect Joe Biden will receive the @POTUS Twitter handle as soon as he is inaugurated into the White House in January.

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021. As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration,” a Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek.

Among other White House Twitter accounts that will be handed over to Biden’s team include @whitehouse, @VP, and @FLOTUS.

Gaining access into these accounts will provide the new administration with an extended way to communicate with the

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