Siberian heat wave unleashes deadly 'zombie anthrax' outbreak

At least 90 people have been hospitalized from an anthrax outbreak in Russia, including 50 children. Eight are confirmed as infected with anthrax. Doctors believe at least 6 patients have the more virulent intestinal form of the disease, which killed one boy, age 12. Authorities say it's the first fatal anthrax outbreak in Russia in more than 75 years. Read the rest

"Oops!" U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to nine state labs and South Korea

"Oh, yeah -- remember that jar o' anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don't use it, OK?" -- U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the anthrax they sent them for testing was live and very deadly. Read the rest

Hacktivist sees too much, FBI lock him up on child-porn charges, produce no evidence

Matthew DeHart, a veteran from a multi-generational military/intelligence family, ran a Tor hidden service server for his Wow guildies, members of his old army unit, and whistleblowers. Read the rest

Anthrax letters now on display

In Smithsonian, read about the new National Postal Museum exhibition where you can see the anthrax-laden letters that were sent to media outlets and two Democratic senators in 2001 and the mailbox into which they were dropped. Read the rest