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MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

Technology
Secret information belonging to the Ministry of Defence was exposed to hostile states when it was transferred from secure networks to personal email accounts, Sky News has learnt.Although documents obtained by Sky News were redacted to obscure the nature of the secret information, they reveal a record number of security breaches in 2020 originating from the British military's private sector partners. The rising number of security incidents raises questions about the UK's resilience to foreign espionage ahead of the government unveiling its Integrated Review on Tuesday, which will set out the strategic direction of Britain's defence and security apparatus. The redacted documents show that a total of 151 incidents were filed with the MoD's defence industry Warning, Advice and Reporting Point...
Study: One in 10 people exposed to COVID-19 at home tests positive

Study: One in 10 people exposed to COVID-19 at home tests positive

Health
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- One in 10 people exposed to COVID-19 tests positive for the virus, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. In the analysis of data on more than 7,200 confirmed cases of the virus in the Boston area, diagnosed between March 4 and May 17, 2020, more than 1,800 of the study participants' nearly 18,000 household contacts later were infected, the data showed. Advertisement Older adults who shared a home with an infected person were nearly four times as likely to catch the virus, the researchers said. "A 10% transmission rate is actually high by many infectious disease standards, especially if you consider that many of these secondary cases occurred several days after the index case," study co-author Dr. Joshua P. Metlay told UPI. That means "that the infec...
Trials begin of antibody treatment that could prevent COVID-19 in those recently exposed

Trials begin of antibody treatment that could prevent COVID-19 in those recently exposed

Technology
A new antibody treatment is being trialled amid hopes that it could prevent people from developing COVID-19 after being exposed to the disease.The antibody, known as AZD7442, has been developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and is being looked at by the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a new trial called Storm Chaser. UCLH virologist Dr Catherine Houlihan, who is leading the Storm Chaser trial, said: "We know that this antibody combination can neutralise the virus, so we hope to find that giving this treatment via injection can lead to immediate protection against the development of COVID-19 in people who have been exposed - when it would be too late to offer a vaccine."Ten people have been injected as part of the trial so far and UCLH aims to recruit 1,125 ...
Formula 1: Verstappen and Albon exposed by trouble at Red Bull

Formula 1: Verstappen and Albon exposed by trouble at Red Bull

Sports
As Lewis Hamilton celebrated the incredible landmark of the 90th pole position of his career at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the man who was perhaps expected to pose the strongest opposition to him this weekend was scratching his head down in seventh place.Last year, Red Bull's Max Verstappen was on pole position for this race, on a track that for the last decade has always been a strong one for his team, and came close to denying Hamilton victory.On Saturday, the Dutchman qualified seventh - not only 1.4 seconds slower than Hamilton, but nearly 0.3secs slower than Verstappen himself had gone a year ago.Hamilton was surprised. "That is a really big gap," he said. "I definitely wasn't expecting them to be as off the pace as they have been this weekend." And he was not the only one.Early promis...
Surrogate trade exposed as pandemic leaves 51 babies stranded in Kiev hotel

Surrogate trade exposed as pandemic leaves 51 babies stranded in Kiev hotel

World
Dozens of babies are stranded in Ukraine because of the coronavirus pandemic.The babies were born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine and are due to be collected by parents from the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere. But Ukraine, like many countries around the world, has closed its borders to foreigners in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 300,000 people globally. Image: The babies are shown to their parents only through pictures and video calls Ukraine's borders have been closed to foreigners since March, leaving most of the parents to make do with seeing their babies in pictures and during video calls.The 51 babies lying in rows of cots in a small hotel on the outskirts of Kiev are likely to be wait...