Independent Journalists, Activists Politically Targeted in Criminal Hacking Campaign

by Jason Robinson posted from 21st Century Wire Now criminal hacking activity has drifted into the grass-roots political arena… The digital realm has never been more politicized as it is today. Never has the discourse in news and information been so diverse and expansive. Readers are happy, content consumers are happy. Many see this as […]

H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission

One strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. …One […]

H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Developing Drug Resistance

Some strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant […]

Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

Mauritius airport on high alert after discovery of H1N1 flu case

Mauritius on Friday put its international airport on high alert after this week’s confirmation of the first case of H1N1 flu. Unconfirmed reports indicated that two other H1N1 flu cases had been diagnosed after the first hospitalization, while the Indian Ocean island country’s Health Ministry said 30 other cases had been reported. Employees of Mauritius […]

Two Mutations Can Transform A Swine Flu Virus

Scientists [authors of a report published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences] detail how a swine flu virus currently circulating in Korea – without apparently making the pigs sick – quickly changed into a deadly flu virus when it was put into ferrets. Once in ferrets, the virus acquired two new […]

Anonymous Members Infected by Trojan DDOS Utility

ShareThis Anonymous Members Infected by Trojan DDOS Utility 03 Mar 2012 Victims of the various cyber-attacks by members of the hacktivist group Anonymous are undoubtedly enjoying a bit of schadenfreude this weekend, as a new report from Symantec indicates that some Anonymous members have been tricked into downloading and running a fairly unpleasant Trojan alongside […]

CDC Warns That New Swine Flu Strain Has ‘Pandemic Potential’

[Yeah, especially when you make it so.] 22 Feb 2012 A paper published Tuesday by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control suggests a new swine flu virus has the potential to cause an outbreak. The A(H3N2)v swine flu strain that has infected at least 18 Americans since Sept. 2010 has shown the potential for […]

Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S.

ShareThis Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. 12 Jan 2012 Twelve Americans have been reported infected with a mutating and now possibly human-to-human transmitted form of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus called H3N2v. An investigation undertaken by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that human […]