Microsoft Helps Hospitals Fight Ransomware Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Global computing conglomerate Microsoft is notifying hospitals that are vulnerable to ransomware attacks to help prevent healthcare institutions from becoming overwhelmed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm also published recommendations to hospitals for securing their systems and preventing ransomware attacks on April 1. Through the company’s network of threat intelligence analysts, Microsoft states that it “identified several dozens of hospitals” with vulnerable virtual private networks and other public-facing gateway applications in their systems:  “During this time of crisis, as organizations have moved to a remote workforce, ransomware operators have found…

Dramatic Tokyo Coronavirus Spike Parallels Scary New York Outbreak

Doctor warns that Tokyo is like New York three weeks ago, as coronavirus fear intensifies. Tokyo governor confirmed over 100 new cases on Sunday, which indicates that the curve of the virus has not flattened. U.S. embassy in Tokyo asked all U.S. citizens to leave the city, despite the U.S. having 367,000 cases. Since late March, scientists warned that Japan is likely to be the next hot spot of coronavirus after the U.S. On April 4, Tokyo recorded more than 100 confirmed cases on a single day for the first…

Roseanne Barr Hits Peak Boomer with Paranoid Coronavirus Theory

Roseanne Barr was a massive television star in the 1980s and 90s, playing the lead in the hit show Roseanne. She had a chance to be a star again, but she blew it when she posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Now Barr claims the coronavirus pandemic is a conspiracy to kill off the baby boomer generation. Those of us of a certain vintage can recall when the TV show Roseanne was must-see during the late 1980s and early 90s. Roseanne Barr was as big a TV star as…

Charities Are Turning to Bitcoin Amid the Global Fight Against Coronavirus

In the war against the novel coronavirus, cryptocurrencies are emerging as a much-needed tool for charity and fundraising projects. Already there are a number of large nonprofits accepting Bitcoin donations. Plus, some blockchain and crypto firms are contributing medical supplies to hospitals in an attempt to curb the virus, while others are setting up fundraisers and charities that are aimed at helping its victims. As a number of nonprofits continue to accept cryptocurrency donations, they are starting to realize that crypto transactions significantly reduce costs in terms of fees. Here…

Roger Ver Trashes Bitcoin.​com Coronavirus Layoff Claims as ‘More Bcash FUD’

Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver has brushed aside assertions that his website laid off 50% of its workforce, labeling the claims “more Bcash FUD.” Several cryptocurrency news outlets reported the layoff news after a post appeared on Candor, a site that purports to list jobs lost in response to the coronavirus.  Problems with Candor’s methods However, Candor’s list is entirely user-generated, meaning anyone can list job layoff statistics from companies they have nothing to do with. Judging by Ver’s recent posts on the r/btc subreddit (which he also moderates), that appears…

Coronavirus Could Paralyze Economy Indefinitely, Ex-FDA Chief Warns

A former FDA commissioner warned that coronavirus is far more devastating than the public seems to believe. The economic impact of the disease will be lasting and could push the U.S. economy into a lasting depression. The stock market has been resilient, but analysts say it could dip lower once reality sets in. With coronavirus cases in Europe apparently on a consistent downward trend, the U.S. stock market is rejoicing. But the celebration is most likely premature according to former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whose comments suggest Americans don’t understand…

This Coronavirus Insurance Bill Could Crash the U.S. Stock Market

Congress is considering a Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, which would force insurers to compensate businesses. The requirement to insure against coronavirus could force insurers to sell off stocks to meet their losses. A large selloff could crash the U.S. stock market. Coronavirus has already chopped 30% off the Dow Jones since February, but a new bill in Congress threatens to cause yet another massive drop in the U.S. stock market. Proposed by Democrat Representative Maxine Waters, the House Financial Services Committee is currently considering the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act. It…

Shocking Study Theorizes Compelling Mutated Coronavirus Origins

A biotech firm’s study suggests that coronavirus may have mutated within the human body, then spread to other humans. It also suggests there is not enough data to conclusively state the virus came from bats and pangolins. Recent studies show that scientists are still in the process of understanding the real origin of the virus. Many scientists have pointed towards the Wuhan seafood market as the origin of the Coronavirus (CODIV-19) outbreak in early 2020. New studies and findings suggest that while some cases emerged from the wet market, earlier…

Blockchain Firms Team Up on Private Coronavirus Testing App

Genobank, a blockchain project seeking to offer consumers ownership and control over their DNA data, is preparing to launch an app on EOS-based blockchain platform Telos to assist people in accessing anonymous coronavirus testing. According to a recent announcement from the Telos Foundation, the app will also allow users to share that information with healthcare organizations. The open-source app, Agerona, stores the test data on the Telos blockchain, with Genobank to introduce a token that enables information sharing. The app is expected to launch this month. Privacy concerns could hinder…

Dow Futures Soar as New York Begins Winning the Coronavirus War

Dow Futures soared overnight as data in Europe and New York suggests the peak of the coronavirus outbreak is now within reach. Governor Andrew Cuomo also noted a huge portion of cases have been de-hospitalized. The Dow Jones is not in the clear yet, as consumer demand could remain depressed for some time even after the lock-down is lifted. The Dow Jones ripped 700 points higher overnight as investors finally saw the beginning of the end to the coronavirus crisis. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the peak of the…