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Army Picks Battelle to Develop Vaccines for Biological, Chemical Threats Under $59M Contract

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Battelle has received a potential five-year, $59 million contract from the U.S. Army to conduct research and develop therapeutics and vaccines for chemical and biological threats. The Army's joint program executive office for chemical and biological defense awarded the contract through the General Services Administration“˜s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract …

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Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

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The virus allegedly created by Israel and the U.S. to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facility in 2012 could be more dangerous than initially believed, Ralph Langer writes for Foreign Policy. Langer calls the first version of the two-part Stuxnet virus showed the hacking community a method for how to attack hard targets. …

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IBM Completes Purchase of Security Software Firm Trusteer, Plans Lab in Israel

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IBM has finalized the purchase of security software provider Trusteer Ltd. for an undisclosed amount following a definitive agreement signed on Aug. 15. Trusteer develops and provides software and cloud-based security-as-a-service products designed to help organizations prevent fraudulent activities and other potential threats against virtual networks, IBM said Tuesday. “The acquisition …

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Qakbot Causes Data Breach at Mass. Unemployment Agency

Officials in Massachusetts say 210,000 unemployed residents may have had their personal information compromised after uncovering a computer virus that allowed hackers to steal confidential data, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers, Boston Herald reports. The W32.QAKBOT virus did not infect the labor department’s hard drives, so it could …

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No (Tax) Break from Cyber Crooks

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Death and taxes are commonly said to be two facts of life. But as more people file their taxes online, there is a third certainty to consider: cyber crooks. With tax season in full effect, cyber crooks have crafted legitimate-looking websites and emails with IRS-related content designed to lure hapless …

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Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

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Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity …

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Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

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A senior Russian diplomat says a recent cyber attack targeting Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm could have triggered a “new Chernobyl,” The Associated press reported. Russia’s ambassador Dmitry Rogozin to NATO urged the alliance to join Moscow in delving deeper into the issue of who had unleashed the …

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