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 …

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 …

CISA says 62,000 QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware

Cyber-security agencies from the UK and the US have published today a joint security alert about QSnatch, a strain of malware that has been infecting network-attached storage (NAS) devices from Taiwanese device maker QNAP. In alerts [1, 2] by the United 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 …

Coronavirus: UK secures early access to 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The UK has secured early access to 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Included in the figure are 30 million doses of a vaccine being developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, the first agreement the two companies Read More …

Russian hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine – UK accuses Putin’s secretive spy team

The UK Government has released a joint statement with the US and Canada claiming Moscow has sought to infiltrate research from pharmaceutical companies and universities. It is believed Cozy Bear, a group linked to the Russian government, have sought to Read More …