Coronavirus: Tests at sewage plants aim to get ‘head start’ on detecting new COVID-19 outbreaks

Tests are being carried out at sewage plants across England as the government tries to get a “head start” on where new coronavirus outbreaks may happen. During the trials, experts at 44 treatment works will be analysing samples of wastewater Read More …

Entry into Singapore gets you mandatory quarantine, monitoring device

Anyone entering Singapore who has to serve a 14-day stay-home quarantine will soon need to wear an electronic monitoring device, which must be activated once they arrive at their place of residence. The device taps GPS as well as cellular Read More …

China-backed hackers ‘targeted COVID-19 vaccine firm Moderna’

Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc, a U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, this year in a bid to steal data, according to a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking. China on Friday rejected the accusation that hackers linked Read More …

Coronavirus: UK could add more countries to quarantine list ‘straight away’, minister warns

The UK government is poised to put more countries on its quarantine list “straight away” if coronavirus runs “out of control” in them. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told Sky News more announcements could follow the decision to advise against all Read More …

FBI warns of Netwalker ransomware targeting US government and organisations

The FBI has issued a security alert about Netwalker ransomware operators targeting U.S. and foreign government organizations, advising their victims not to pay the ransom and reporting incidents to their local FBI field offices. FBI’s flash alert also provides indicators Read More …

COVID-19: US cases are greatly underestimated, seroprevalence studies suggest

Several seroprevalence studies suggest that US covid-19 infections are many times higher than the reported number, which was close to four million as of 23 July.1 At most of the sites in a study from the Centers for Disease Control Read More …

UK Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May. Confirmation the programme failed to adhere to privacy Read More …