Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution ‘Cold Chain’: IBM

A special freezer manufactured by Binder, seen here in Tuttlingen, Germany in November 2020.

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Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday.

In a post on Security Intelligence releasing their findings, IBM Security X-Force researchers wrote that “precision targeting of executives and key global organizations hold the potential hallmarks of a nation-state tradecraft,” adding the unknown hackers likely sought to obtain “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy.” The target, according to IBM, appears to be the “cold chain”—a term for the logistics network that allows vaccines and other drugs to be carried from point of manufacture to distribution in temperature-controlled shipping containers. What the attackers hoped to accomplish is unknown, with possible motives ranging from theft of

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PS5 Restock Updates: Check PS5 Stock At GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, And Amazon

Update: A Walmart Canada PS5 restock is in progress after it kicked off at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET–as of 11:15 AM ET the site is currently experiencing a high amount of traffic and not loading right away.


Despite recent PS5 restocks at stores like Walmart and GameStop, including ones on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s been frustratingly difficult to find a PS5 or PS5 Digital available to buy directly from a major retailer for many months now. Now that we’re officially in December and Christmas is just weeks away, it makes sense to wonder when stores like Walmart, GameStop, Target, and Best Buy will have more PS5 units available for shoppers. A tweet from Sony confirmed that “more inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year,” but that doesn’t make the scramble to get your hands on a PS5 console any

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Drug development target for retinal dystrophies — ScienceDaily

A team of LSU Health New Orleans researchers reports for the first time that deleting one of the inhibitors of the RPE65 gene in a mouse model that carries a human disease mutation prevents degeneration of cone photoreceptors that are used for daytime high-resolution color vision. Their findings are published in PNAS available here.

More than 100 DNA variants in the RPE65 gene are reported as pathogenic mutations causing retinal degenerative diseases. They include a group of inherited childhood blinding diseases called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). While a new gene therapy may improve vision for some with RPE65 gene mutations, there is currently no effective therapy that arrests progressive retinal degeneration in LCA.

Previously, the researchers identified three inhibitors of RPE65. The one involved in the current study is called fatty acid transport protein 4 (FATP4). They found that the survival of cone photoreceptors is increased nearly 10-fold in the

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Dow Jones Tumbles as Apple Stock Rises on Price Target Bump, Salesforce Stock Slumps on Expected Slack Acquisition

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) couldn’t hold it together on Monday, slumping about 0.89% by 10:05 a.m. EST. The COVID-19 vaccine situation improved after Moderna released the full results of its phase 3 study, but the news wasn’t enough to propel the markets higher. Moderna found a vaccine efficacy of 94.1% against COVID-19, with an efficacy of 100% against severe COVID-19 cases.

Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) got a boost after receiving an analyst price target increase on 5G upgrade optimism. Meanwhile, shares of salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) slumped on a report that the company’s acquisition of Slack (NYSE:WORK) is coming tomorrow.

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Apple gets a higher price target on 5G optimism

Asking people what they’re going to do isn’t a very reliable method of predicting what they’re actually going to do. Surveys often indicate that some large percentage of Netflix‘s user base would cancel or downgrade their

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Best Target Cyber Monday deals: Apple Watch SE, Fitbit Versa 2, Roomba and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday is approaching now that Black Friday has passed. Despite the change, many of Target’s big Black Friday sales are still happening, with major discounts available on portable speakers, fitness trackers, Beats headphones, Roomba robot vacuum cleaners and much more. We’ve even seen the Apple Watch SE come back into stock after previously being sold out online. If you’re worried that the prices will drop even lower on Cyber Monday, don’t. The best part about Target’s deals is that if you buy any product that’s labeled “Black Friday Deal” and the price goes lower than what you paid for it before Dec. 24, Target will offer you a price adjustment.

We also want to note that Target is matching sale

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88 Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Still Going (2020): Amazon, Walmart, Target, Etc.

Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD

This laptop might not look flashy, but it’s solid, and WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson likes the keyboard a lot. It isn’t the most powerful editing or gaming machine, but if you aren’t looking to do anything too CPU-heavy, it’s a safe bet.

Asus Chromebook Flip C434 for $479 ($91 off)

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Specs: Intel Core M3 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD

This is our favorite Chromebook. It strikes a good balance between price, power, and features. The 2-in-1 design allows for a tablet mode when you’re watching movies (or using Android apps), but you can simply stick to the traditional laptop mode too. The screen is sharp compared with other Chromebooks, and the battery lasts all day.

Home Office Deals

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We rounded up even more deals on work from home gear here.

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Best Target Black Friday savings: Save on iRobot Roomba, Apple Watch Series 3, JBL portable speaker, more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

It’s finally here. Target’s big Black Friday sales are happening, with huge discounts available on portable speakers, fitness trackers, Roomba vacuum cleaners and much more. Worried about missing out on better deals? You don’t have to at Target. If you buy any product that’s labeled “Black Friday Deal” and the price goes lower than what you paid for it before Dec. 24, Target will offer you a price adjustment.

We also want to note that Target is matching sale pricing on Amazon brand devices. (To be clear, those sale prices on Amazon devices are available from Amazon, of course, as well as from Best Buy.) And Target is one of several retailers trying to keep up with consumers trying to snag

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Black Friday 2020 TV Deals at Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Target and More

Black Friday, the annual retail sales event falling this year on November 27, sees consumers bag major discounts on a range of electronic devices across the country. Many sales began before November 27, while others are only valid from Black Friday.

Here we look at some Black Friday deals for televisions sold by Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers.

Best Buy

Save $1,000 on the Sony 65-inch Class A8H Series OLED 4K UHD Smart Android TV, which costs $1,799.99 (reduced from $2,799.99).

Save $220 on the Samsung 70-inch Class 6 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV, which costs $529.99 (reduced from $749.99).

Save $400 on the VIZIO 55-inch Class OLED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, priced at $899.99 ($1,299.99).

Save $200 on the LG 75-inch Class UN6970 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV, which costs $649.99 (reduced from $849.99).

Save $120 on the TCL 50-inch Class

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Nanoform launches technology for biologics and sets new near-term business target for 2021

HELSINKI, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nanoform Finland Plc (“Nanoform“), an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company, today announced a proprietary technology that can form biological nanoparticles as small as 50 nm and announced a new near-term business target for 2021 to deliver its first biologics Proof of Concept project for this new technology with a pharmaceutical or biotech partner.

As drug molecules become more complex so do the options to deliver them. This novel nanoparticle formation technology provides hope for improving the possibilities and probabilities of developing better medicines for patients and it expands Nanoform’s reach into the growing biological market. The technology is in its early stages of development and a patent application has recently been filed with the US Patent Office for the technology. As of today, Nanoform has two non-GMP lines on the biologics side in addition to the eight CESS® small molecule

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UAE mission to target unexplored parts of the moon

The UAE’s mission is designed as a stepping stone towards the exploration of Mars, which the Gulf nation is targeting with its Mars 2117 project. Earlier this year, the project took off with the launch of a probe — named Al Amal, or “Hope” — due to reach the red planet’s orbit in February 2021.
The new lunar mission involves a small rover, to be built entirely at Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC). Inaugurated in 2006, the center has already designed and built Earth-orbit satellites under an all-Emirati team, but the rover is its most ambitious technological undertaking to date.

“We have experience with orbiters, but this will be the first mission in which we are landing on another celestial body,” says Adnan Al Rais, who leads the Mars 2117 program at the MBRSC.

“We are working on the development of the science and technologies that will enable … Read More