The new frontier of Cyber attacks – physical damage

We all know something about cybercrime and cyber attacks, right? Many experienced some kind of virus and/or had one of our accounts violated by some unknown wannabe hacker (the definition of hacker is something different, see below).
The goal of such crimes is about information and money, right? Grab some password, divert money to cryptocurrency account located in another country and so on. End of the story.

No. There’s more than that. Much more.

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A step closer to the victory over HIV

Last Monday I got news about an article on New York Times (thanks to Davide Mana), it’s about a succesful try to cure HIV infection from a baby. It’s not the answer that everybody would like to get, it’s not a vaccine nor a cure for all the people who are already infected by this virus. But it’s another step on this hard road and this step give us a hope for all the children whose mothers are HIV positive.

Deborah Persaud

Deborah Persaud

Andrew Pollack and Donald G. McNeil Jr did an amazing job (check it out, here), telling a story that could open a breach in the never-ending siege of the HIV castle.  As reported in the NYT, United Nations give a figure of roughly 3000,00 children infected every year worldwide. If the therapy explained by Dr. Deborah Persaud could be replicated (it takes no new moleculae nor new medical apparatus) that could set up a real change in many countries.

It’s a matter of money to get this kind of things done worldwide. Money and will.