Coronavirus Vaccine Makers Targeted By North Korean Hackers Who Wanted To Steal Information


  • Kimsuky hacker group targeted at least six drugmakers
  • The cyberattacks targeted companies developing COVID-19 treatment
  • Russian and North Korean hackers attacked AstraZeneca in November

A group of North Korean hackers has targeted half a dozen pharmaceutical companies in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea in a coordinated cyberattack. 

Kimsuky, a notorious hacker group, targeted drugmakers working on potential coronavirus vaccines and treatments as part of an effort to steal sensitive information that could be sold or weaponized by the North Korean regime. 

Authorities said any stolen information could be used to extort victims or give foreign governments a strategic advantage. 

Since August, the hackers have worked to infiltrate U.S. companies Johnson & Johnson and Novavax Inc. The hackers also launched coordinated cyberattacks on South Korean companies Genexine Inc., Shin Poong Pharmaceutical Co. and Celltrion Inc., sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Both American drugmakers are working

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North America Beacon Technology Market share to accrue significant proceeds by 2024

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Dec 02, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The North America beacon technology market growth is attributed to the growing awareness regarding the benefits of proximity marketing among the retail and the healthcare sectors. According to a 2015 study of Canadian consumers’ awareness about location-based technology conducted by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), the consumers are ready to adopt the beacon technology and are over 85% of them are highly aware of its benefits. According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “North America Beacon Technology Market Size By Platform, By Deployment Model, By Application, By Technology, Industry Size, Share, Growth Trends & Forecast, 2018 – 2024″, estimated to exceed USD 8 billion by 2024

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The Eddystone platform is expected to register an accelerated growth between

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North Capital Reveals First 3 Users Of Its Blockchain ATS

As much promise as native digital assets have for the economy, some believe that an even bigger opportunity lies within the world of tokenized or digitized securities. In fact, capital formation through tokenization could turn out to be one of the biggest advancements of financial engineering in our lifetimes. Through tokenization virtually anything could be securitized, from works of art to employment contracts. That said, despite this promise security tokens have failed to make the same impact in our collective mindshare or actual economic activity.

There are several reasons for these false starts and shortcomings, the biggest being the  continuing search for a product-market fit. After all, just because something is tokenized doesn’t mean that

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SoClean Ranked 134 On Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 for North America

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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. , Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SoClean Inc., the smart health technology company, has been included on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 list. Created to recognize the passion and dedication it takes to be an industry disruptor, SoClean ranks at 134, reporting 886% growth from 2016 to 2019. This is the third year in a row SoClean has been included on the list, ranking 39 in 2019 and 54 in 2018. Technology Fast 500 awardees are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

“It’s exciting to be recognized in this space and to achieve the growth we have over the last 3 years,” SoClean CEO Robert Wilkins said. “At SoClean, we strive to provide the best service and best products possible in smart

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New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales

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A female North Atlantic right whale with her calf. Credit: Public Domain

It has long been known that ship strikes involving large vessels pose one of the greatest threats to North Atlantic right whales, whose coastal habitats and tendency to stay close to the water’s surface make them vulnerable to such deadly collisions.

New research by Dal scientists suggests that the endangered animals can also suffer fatal injuries if struck by small boats or by large vessels travelling at slow speeds.

“We’ve shown clearly that small vessels can be a threat to whales. We’ve shown that very light, but fast-moving vessels like trans-oceanic racing sailboats can cause potentially lethal injuries to whales, so it means if you’re in a vessel on the ocean, you may be a threat to these animals,” says Sean Brillant, an adjunct in the Department of Oceanography.

“We also showed that there is indeed no safe

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North America Geosteering Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Product and Application

New York, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “North America Geosteering Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Product and Application” –

Growing production of shale and resulting hike in horizontal and unconventional drilling is expected to escalate the North America geosteering technology market.Via a horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing process in which water, sand, and chemical additives are pumped under high pressure to preserve and create cracks in underground rocks, both shale oil and shale gas are hydrocarbon resources extracted from shale formations that lie below the earth’s surface.

They are called as unconventional hydrocarbon resources.The geosteering technology helps in optimizing the position of a horizontal wellbore within the reservoir at different spots.

Exploration and production (E&P) technologies related to communication of vital data in real-time through the Internet, advanced and accurate directional drilling, as well

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Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

Nov. 24, 2020 – Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it ranked 76 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year.

Seeq also announced it was chosen as a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner which recognizes the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

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North Haven Camera Club Presents ‘Floral Photography’

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Nov. 23, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 8th at 7pm North Haven Camera club will present ‘Floral Photography’ with passion and “joie de vivre” by Padma Ingua. Padma will share information about some of her techniques in creating stunning flower portraits.

These techniques include photographing flowers on Lightbox, multiple exposures both in Camera and via Photoshop, applying textures to floral images, selective focus, blurred backgrounds, compositional elements, backlighting, and bokeh! This program also includes tips on processing colors which are considered difficult to photograph, like red and purple.

In Padma’s own words “My goal as a photographer is to get people to slow down, unite with the natural world and absorb the beauty of flowers, create an oasis in this rapid, constantly demanding stressful daily life. There is no better way to escape this running-around than spending time looking through a lens.

If you

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Spotted: Amazon robot maps sidewalks north of Seattle, laden with cameras and sensors

An Amazon sidewalk mapping robot being driven in Everett, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Tim Ellis)

While I was out on an ordinary drive through Everett, Wash., on Saturday morning, in between grabbing a donut for my daughter and a coffee for my wife, I spotted something interesting: An unmarked, six-wheeled robot being driven down the sidewalk on Broadway.

I immediately thought of Scout, Amazon’s package delivery robot that allegedly began testing in 2019 in an unnamed Snohomish County neighborhood, and rolled out Irvine, Calif., Atlanta, and Franklin, Tenn. earlier this year. Ever since the initial announcement, I’ve been keeping a close eye out for the robots, but to date I’ve neither seen them myself nor have I seen any evidence of a real-life sighting on social media.

When the robot turned down a side street in Everett’s Riverside neighborhood, I decided to follow it and stop to get a closer

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CIA thinks North Korean missiles could reach U.S. targets, analyst says

Nov. 18 (UPI) — North Korea may have developed intercontinental ballistic missiles with sufficient atmospheric reentry capabilities that can reach the United States, a former CIA analyst says.

Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said in a new report the CIA has made the assessments of “definite threats to the U.S. homeland.”

“Although North Korea has not yet conducted an ICBM flight test that successfully demonstrated a re-entry vehicle capability, the CIA has assessed that Pyongyang’s ICBM re-entry vehicles would likely perform adequately if flown on a normal trajectory to continental U.S. targets,” Klingner says in the think tank’s 2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength.

North Korean missile tests in recent years have led to speculation about whether Pyongyang has mastered atmospheric reentry for projectiles capable of targeting the United States.

In 2017, missile expert Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London said

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