Russian citizen sentenced for Operation Windigo

ESET research team assists FBI in Windigo case – Russian citizen sentenced to 46 months

Flash back on Operation Windigo

In March 2014, we released a paper about what we call Operation Windigo, a set of Linux server-side malware tools used to redirect web traffic, send spam and host other malicious content. This was the result of nearly a year’s worth of research effort that consisted of the in-depth analysis of different components, observation of how they were used and linking it all together. We are very proud that our work was recognized by the industry at VB2014 where our paper was awarded the inaugural Péter Szőr Award for best technical research.

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Ryanair’s enriched route network from Cologne Bonn

Cologne Bonn Airport’s new winter schedule launched this week with Ryanair adding further enhancements to its route network. Commencing a total of eight new services, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will be connecting the German airport to five new destinations during W17/18, directly linking Cologne Bonn to Bristol, Vitoria, Vilnius, Seville and Venice Treviso for the first time.

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North East Company wins funding to develop functional gradient design coatings

Researchers set to conduct studies to develop low cost customisable coatings that can coat 3D geometries whilst protecting against aggressive high temperature environments.

Monitor Coatings Ltd, a Surface Engineering specialist in North Tyneside has been cofunded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to work in collaboration with Cranfield University, an industry focused exclusively post-graduate leader in research. The study, which started in September 2017, will use the process of exothermic reaction synthesis to modify low cost sprayed metallic surface coatings. The need to reduce CO2 emissions is pushing thermal power plants to use higher operating temperatures and biomass/waste derived fuels, increasing the demand on heat exchanger tubes. The ‘ER-Sealcoat’ project aims to develop a low cost method of producing customisable coatings that can coat 3D geometries (internal and external) and protect against aggressive high temperature environments.

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Delve deeper into the Ocean with drones

Delve deeper into the Ocean with drones



With the help of drones, areas of the ocean which have previously proved challenging to access are now within reach. Treacherous arctic conditions make exploration from a boat in these remote areas difficult, even for the most experienced researchers. Deploying drones enables researchers to capture accurate more reliable data, in a safer and more cost-efficient way. Intel are championing the use of drones in marine research and working in partnership with Parley for the Oceans and Oceans Alliance they are using ‘Snotbot’ drones to analyse the condition of whales and the environment. The drones collect spout water from whales in oceans around the world to help researchers better understand the rich biological data that whale snot holds, including DNA, stress and pregnancy hormones, viruses, bacteria and toxins.

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Ariane 6’s Vulcain engine set for first firing

  • Title Vulcain 2.1
  • Released 24/10/2017 4:24 pm
  • Copyright ArianeGroup Holding
  • DescriptionOn 10 October 2017, the M1 demonstration flight model of the Vulcain 2.1 main stage cryogenic rocket motor for Ariane 6 arrived in the DLR German Aerospace Center test facility in Lampoldshausen for functional tests. 

    The Vulcain is 3.7 m high, 2.5 m in diameter and weighs about 2 tonnes, and will deliver 135 tonnes of thrust in vacuum.

    Photo courtesy of ArianeGroup Holding.

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30 October 2017A Vulcain rocket engine recently arrived in Germany ahead of its first test firing in December to demonstrate new capabilities and technologies developed for Ariane 6.

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China Cup – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

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11th China Cup International Regatta

AY Race Report 4 & Summary

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

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Kiwis add China Cup to trophy cabinet…
By CCIR Media – Andy Rice
Sunday 29th October 2017, Shenzhen, China: Yiihua Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand has won the China Cup after sailing a strong final day in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design division. The breeze blew in at around 10 knots this morning, setting up the perfect scenario for a big battle between the defending champion Vanhang Longcheer and the America’s Cup winners, along with some other hot contenders that included My Side from South Africa and Team Hollywood from Australia. Goto AY Photo Gallery

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Coptersafety introduces their H145 level D simulator – one of the first in the world

irbus Helicopters H145 pilots can now improve their safety performance in a level D full flight simulator. Coptersafety’s H145 simulator in Helsinki, Finland, has received EASA certification – within the originally planned schedule.

30 October 2017

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Today, Coptersafety, a fast-growing flight training service provider, is taking one of the world’s first H145 level D full flight helicopter simulators into commercial use. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority has granted the simulator the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) level D certification. Level D is the highest level of full flight simulator qualifications available.

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Okayama University research: Link between biological-clock disturbance and brain dysfunction found


Confocal microscopy images showing the evolution of astrocyte activity (GFAP; increasing with age) and pericyte marker expression (Desmin, CD13, PDGFRβ; decreasing with age) in mice with Bmal1 deficit.

30 October 2017

Okayama University research: Link between biological-clock disturbance and brain dysfunction uncovered

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