MOSCOW — Russia’s Defence Ministry said Thursday that the United States appeared to be running a clandestine biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia, allegedly flouting international conventions and posing a direct security threat to Russia — allegations the Pentagon angrily rejected.
“Our entire leadership team is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Blackstone to further accelerate Ancestry’s global leadership in family history and consumer genomics, and to help us achieve our mission to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives,” Margo Georgiadis, Ancestry president and CEO, said in a statement.
“Especially in developing countries where medical records may not be as complete or as accessible, there can be value in having medical information directly associated with a person,” says Mark Prausnitz, a bioengineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the new study.
She added that she had been told by cyber-security experts that Georgian government websites were "poorly protected and vulnerable to attack".More than 15,000 pages were affected, including the presidential website, non-government organisations and private companies.
He did this by pretending to be a U.S. Marshal with the "Georgia Fugitive Task Force" to T-Mobile, which then provided Edens with the location of Johnson's phone in a handy Google Maps interface—"pinging" the phone, in industry parlance.
In January 2017, Alan McCarty, a sergeant at the Columbus, Georgia, Police Department, wrote to Converus’ vice president of marketing and operations, Russ Warner, about an applicant who had admitted to using marijuana within the previous two years but still passed the EyeDetect test, which normally asks about illicit drug use.
Instead, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp (who was also running for governor of Georgia) denied the vulnerability, and then attempted to divert blame by slinging mud at his political rival, and announcing that he had ordered the FBI and DHS to investigate the breach.
— A Georgia woman who leaked a secret report on Russian hacking of U.S. voting systems could get a tough sentence. The 26-year-old former National Security Agency contractor pleaded guilty in June to copying a classified U.S. report and mailing it to an unidentified news organization.