Microsoft detects Iran-linked actors engaging in cyber attacks against high profile individuals

In a breaking news, Microsoft Corp stated, it has detected and has attempted to stop a series of cyberattacks from Phosphorus, a company that has earlier been described as an ‘Iranian actor’. The attacks were aimed at more than 100 high-profile individuals. “Phosphorus, an Iranian actor, has targeted with this scheme potential attendees of the upcoming…

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Japan’s Kioxia Holdings Corp to build new NAND memory chip production line to meet surging demand across industry sectors

On Thursday, Japan’s Kioxia Holdings Corp stated, it would build a new production line for NAND memory chips in central Japan in order to meet surging demand for data storage across industry sectors ranging from smartphones to self-driving cars. The new line, the seventh for Kioxia, will be built at its existing plant in Yokkaichi,…

UPS Beats Profit Estimates But Concerns Of E-Commerce Margin Squeeze Push Down Shares

Profit expectations for the latest completed quarter were beaten by United Parcel Service Inc. But despite this, shares of the company dropped by 5.7 per cent because investors were apparently worried about a margin squeeze because of the increased e-commerce deliveries being undertaken by the company due to the increased demand during the novel coronavirus…

With Profit Slump, Ongoing Coronavirus-Led Travel Slowdown Warned By Mastercard

There will not likely be an overall pick up in travel spending anytime soon, Mastercard said on Wednesday while also warning that the timing and the availability of Covid-19 vaccines will be the determinant for a recovery in cross border volumes of travel. There is still a significant impact of the pandemic on international travel,…

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Causes Immune Response In Young And Older Adults

A immune response that as found to be similar among older and younger adults was produced by the under-trial vaccine candidate against Covi-19 being developed by the British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The trial also fund that the potential adverse responses to the vaccine among the elderly were lower, said AstraZeneca, which is developing its potential…

Visa’s bid to acquire fintech startup Plain Inc facing antitrust review

Visa Inc’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech startup Plaid Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny following the U.S. Justice Department filing a court petition on Tuesday demanding more information on the transaction. The DoJ is reviewing the proposed deal to check whether it violates provisions of antitrust law. It has filed a petition with a U.S. district…

Pfizer Not Yet Ready To Unveil Data On Late-Stage Trial Of Its Covid-19 Vaccine

Data for the late stage trial of its vaccine candidate against Covid-19 is not yet ready to be published, said drug maker Pfizer Inc on Tuesday. The company is developing the vaccine in partnership with Germany’s BioNTech SE. Any interim efficacy analyses had not yet been conducted by the independent monitor that is tasked with…