Microsoft Detects COVID-19 Vaccine Work Hacking Attempts by Russia, North Korea

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first_imgChinese state-backed hackers have also been targeting vaccine-makers, the US government said in July while announcing criminal charges.Microsoft said most of the targets — located in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States — were “directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.” It did not name the targets but said most had vaccine candidates in various stages of clinical trials.The company identified one of the state-backed hacker groups as Fancy Bear, the Russian military agents who Britain’s National Cyber Security Center said in July were behind such intrusion attempts. Two others were North Korea’s Lazarus Group and a group Microsoft calls Cerium.- Advertisement – Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.It said in a blog post Friday that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.- Advertisement – At the same time, coronavirus cases are surging. In the US, deaths per day have soared more than 40 percent over the past two weeks to an average of more than 1,100, the highest level in three months.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organisations. The Lazarus Group posed as job recruiters while Cerium targeted spear-phishing emails that masqueraded as missives from World Health Organization representatives, Microsoft said.The blog post coincided with an appearance by Microsoft president Brad Smith at an international forum calling on nations to protect health care facilities from cyberattacks. This year, the Paris Peace Forum is taking place online.Optimism about a COVID-19 vaccine has grown since pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced earlier this week that preliminary data showed its vaccine to be 90 percent effective.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgSource: Institute of Economics Zagreb Although with a share of 47,8 percent, ads looking for fixed-term employees dominated in 2019, such ads had a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index (-1,5 percentage points), while ads looking for employees on indefinitely made a positive contribution (0,8 percentage points), the authors of the OVI index point out. The biggest negative contribution to the decline in total demand for labor on an annual basis – in the amount of -1,6 percent – was made by ads for the profession of chef (-0,7 percentage points), while the biggest positive contribution was made by ads for the profession of salesman (0,6 percentage points). In addition, the decline in demand for labor measured published online ads was recorded in all regions except central Croatia, which accounts for 60 percent of the total ads published. The largest negative contribution to the decline in the OVI index on an annual basis was made by the northern Adriatic (-1,2 percentage points), followed by eastern Croatia (-0,6 percentage points) and southern Adriatic (-0,2 percentage points), while the central Croatia made a positive contribution of 0,6 percentage points. Seasonally adjusted values ​​of the OVI index suggest that labor demand stagnated at the very beginning (first quarter) and end (fourth quarter) of the year; however, the decline in seasonally adjusted index values ​​in the second and third quarters compared to previous quarters led to an annual decline in the index value of 1,6 percent. “This is the first time that the OVI index has fallen on an annual basis since the crisis of 2010, which suggests that the economic growth achieved last year was not based on new employment or that due to labor shortages in the Croatian labor market the standard way of hiring has changed. point out from the Institute of Economics Zagreb.As in 2018, the five most sought-after occupations among those published online ads, which together make up a third of the total ads published, and in 2019 were occupations salesmen, waiters, cooks, drivers and storekeepers. center_img “It is possible that this is also a consequence of the lack of labor in the domestic labor market, and employers were more willing to offer contracts for an indefinite period in order to attract employees. Interestingly, advertisements seeking employees through vocational training contracts in 2019 made a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index in the amount of -1,0 percentage points, which is in line with the Government’s announcements on the complete abolition of this type of employment. conclude from the Institute of Economics. Although the OVI index recorded growth in both annual and monthly levels in December, the number published online ads throughout 2019 is still slightly lower than in 2018. last_img read more


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first_imgTasikmalaya Police seized counterfeit money in the form of Rp 100,000 (US$6.71) bills at one of its checkpoints set up to enforce large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in West Java on Monday.“We seized counterfeit money at the Cikunir, Singaparna checkpoint,” Tasikmalaya Police chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Hendria Lesmana said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.He said two people were arrested on the spot while transporting 29,600 counterfeit bills. After investigating the case further, the police arrested another two suspects. “The suspects, identified as MD, NF, MS and JU, came from Jakarta, Cianjur [in West Java] and Tangerang [in Banten],” Hendria said during a press conference for the case on Thursday, as quoted from kompas.com.He went on to say that the suspects were detained at the Tasikmalaya regional police headquarters, adding that the police were investigating whether the money was self-produced or connected to a syndicate.Read also: New regulation allows businesspeople, officials to travel despite ‘mudik’ banHowever, Hendria said the suspects did not intend to distribute the counterfeit money, instead they planned to seek out a shaman in the regency believed to be able to turn fake money into real money, according to police. “Nevertheless, we will proceed with the charge of possession of counterfeit money as the case develops,” Hendra said.The suspects have been charged under Article 36 of the 2011 Currency Law on producing and processing counterfeit bills, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and Rp 10 billion fine upon conviction.Bank Indonesia’s Tasikmalaya branch head, Heru Saptiaji, thanked the police for arresting the suspects.He confirmed that the bills that were seized by the police did not have the central bank’s security logo and did not use embossed printing, in addition to using regular paper instead of the special paper used to print money.  (mfp)center_img Topics :last_img read more


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first_img That gave the Northern Irishman a two-shot lead over Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who won the BMW Masters across the city at Lake Malaren on Sunday, and Welshman Jamie Donaldson. US Open champion Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood are a shot further back on four under. Mickelson had briefly shared the lead with McIlroy when he picked up his sixth birdie of the day on the seventh – having started from the 10th – but ran up a quadruple-bogey nine on the eighth. After seeing his third shot come up short of the flag and roll down a bank into water guarding the green, Mickelson took a penalty drop and then span his fifth shot from the drop zone back into the same hazard. The left-hander finally found the putting surface with his seventh shot and two-putted, but compounded his misery by hitting his approach to the ninth into the water to the right of the green. That led to a bogey five and meant Mickelson had to settle for an opening 71, one under par. McIlroy won five times in 2012, including a second major title by eight shots, to finish top of the money lists on both side of the Atlantic, but his only “win” this season came in an 18-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods on Monday. However, the Northern Irishman told a post-round press conference that he was keeping his struggles this year firmly in perspective. “I’ve tried to stay patient the entire season and I know that if I am working on the right things, then things will start to fall into place sooner or later,” he said. “It’s obviously frustrating when you’ve had a couple of seasons where you have had success and not being able to emulate that. Without a win all season, McIlroy is a lowly 62nd on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and needs to move into the top 60 this week to have a chance of qualifying for the DP World Tour Championship in November. The 24-year-old insisted he was more likely to win in Shanghai than miss out on a trip to Dubai and was as good as his word at Sheshan International Golf Club, carding eight birdies and just one bogey to finish seven under par. “I wouldn’t say that I was restless in terms of trying to get a win this season, because I think that the best way to approach it is to stay patient and not to force the issue too much. “If I have a 25-year career, nine months of a 25-year career isn’t actually that long. If you look at in the time you play an 18-hole golf course, it’s really a half a hole that you’re struggling on.” Speaking about his round, McIlroy added: “I feel good, I’m controlling my ball much better, seeing shots the way I like to see shots. It’s getting there, it definitely is. It’s only one round but it’s a great start. “I played very well, controlled my ball very well for the first 12 or 13 holes. I hit a couple of loose shots coming in that I got away with but it was nice to birdie one of the last couple to shoot seven under.” McIlroy is less than 4,000 euros (£3,400) behind Garth Mulroy in 60th place on the money list, but will now have his eyes firmly on the first prize of just over one million euros (£856,000). “As I said, I’ve got a much better chance of winning this tournament than missing out on Dubai and a round like today only strengthens that position,” he added. Fernandez-Castano carded four birdies in his last five holes and hopes he can maintain his rich vein of form as he looks to secure a first Ryder Cup appearance next year. “I’ve done that in the past and hopefully I can keep doing it this week but it’s a very good tournament,” the Spaniard said. “I was feeling a little tired on Tuesday but I guess it’s normal after all the adrenalin rush on Sunday and Monday. “It takes a while to recover but I wasn’t in the pro-am on Wednesday so I took a good rest and am feeling 100 per cent again.” Donaldson enjoyed a rollercoaster round featuring six birdies, an eagle and three bogeys, the Welshman driving the green on the short par-four 16th and holing from 25 feet for his eagle. The 38-year-old finished 34th last week after an opening 79 and said: “I was all over the place that first day but sometimes it takes a bit of time to get in stride and today was a good day. “I didn’t sleep great last week so didn’t feel great, but I’m fully acclimatised now and there’s no excuses.” Press Association Rory McIlroy backed up his pre-tournament prediction in brilliant fashion with a superb 65 as Open champion Phil Mickelson suffered an astonishing collapse in the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Thursday.last_img read more