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Amazon enraged as DoD stands by Microsoft JEDI decision

The US Department of Defence (DoD) has reaffirmed its decision to award Microsoft with a major military cloud contract in the latest blow to Amazon’s attempts to overturn the award.

In March, the DoD said it would launch a reevaluation of its decision to address Amazon’s claims the JEDI award was based on politics instead of the merit of the respective cloud provider’s proposals.


New cryptojacking worm propagating through AWS at speed

Researchers have identified a new worm spreading through Amazon’s cloud that is stealing user credentials and deploying cryptojacking malware to mine Monero cryptocurrency.

According to researchers at Cado Security, the hacking group known as TeamTNT is responsible for the worm.

TeamTNT has a history of attacking Docker and Kubernetes systems and the group’s latest worm also uses infiltrated instances to scan the internet for misconfigured Docker systems for later attacks.


Team Ineos UK enlists AWS HPC services to help America’s Cup bid

Sir Ben Ainslie has hailed the new computing power available to Ineos Team UK as a “game-changer” in their preparations for the America’s Cup.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist has said the team’s use of Amazon’s cloud portfolio has allowed the team to run more simulations than ever before in preparation for the competition.

Sir Ben is team principal and will skipper Ineos Team UK at the 36th America’s Cup in New Zealand next year.


Google to stop developing AI for oil and gas extraction following damning Greenpeace report

Google has pledged to stop developing AI tools that help the energy sector with oil and gas extraction. 

The company made the announcement hours after Greenpeace released a report comdemning public cloud giants for providing technology to oil and gas companies that inflicts more damage on the environment. 

Microsoft and Amazon were also singled out in the ‘Oil in the Cloud’ report for providing the struggling sector with high-powered computing and cloud tools that reduce production costs.


Microsoft and Amazon to help NHS allocate hospital resources effectively

The UK National Health Service has enlisted the services of some of the world’s largest tech firms to help it thwart the coronavirus outbreak.

First reported by BBC, the NHS has joined forces with Microsoft, Google, Faculty AI and Palantir to create data dashboards that use AI to display up to date information about Covid-19 transmission.