Food and Agriculture


  • China’s Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

    April 24, 2019

    It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut down media coverage, while under-reporting infection and mortality rates for fear of career and political repercussions. Just as the true scale of the epidemic emerges, Chinese officials declare ...

  • NotPetya malware victim sues its insurance company

    January 11, 2019

    A US food distributor that was hit by the NotPetya cyber attack is taking legal action against its insurance company for refusing to pay out on a $100m claim for damages caused by the hack. Mondelez, which owns popular brands Oreo and Cadbury, was hit by NotPetya twice in 2017, suffering significant damage to its IT infrastructure including ...

  • Russian Critical Infrastructure Targeted by Profit-Driven Cybercriminals

    December 11, 2018

    Several critical infrastructure organizations in Russia have been targeted by hackers believed to be financially-motivated cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored cyberspies. An analysis of malicious Word documents led researchers at endpoint security firm Cylance to discover fake websites set up to impersonate the legitimate sites of Russian oil giant Rosneft and two dozen other major Russian companies. ...

  • 29 states hit by outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken

    October 18, 2018

    The CDC announced that 92 people in 29 states have been sickened in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken products. According to the agency, 21 people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Antibiotic resistance testing showed that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis is resistant to multiple antibiotics, including common first-line treatments ciprofloxacin and ...