pharmaceuticals


Un-HappyMeal: Complaint Alleges McDonald’s WiFi was Platform for Devastating Pharma Hack

Suppose you’re a IT professional who has an axe to grind against your employer, and knowledge of the company’s network and access necessary to really do some damage. You might consider launching said attack from a free, public Wi-fi hotspot, like the ones offered at chains like McDonald’s. That would be a smart idea – from your standpoint – and make it harder for you to get caught. You might _not_ want to use a personal credit card to buy a meal at said establishment, thereby putting you at the location at the exact time of the attack. That would be a _dumb_ idea. 

Report: Google May Face $500m Fine Over Rogue Pharma Ads

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that search giant Google is close to reaching a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over an investigation of the company’s policy of running ads from online pharmacies that operate outside U.S. borders and in violation of U.S. law.


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