Million dollar botnet Bamital taken down

A major clickfraud Trojan that's been operating for more than three years and reaped more than $1.1 million in returns for its operators has been shut down, Symantec Corp. announced this morning.Working with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Beware rogue clouds, warns Symantec

Organizations are quickly turning to the cloud because of the speed, agility and flexibility the new IT infrastructure can bring their businesses, but in their rush they're experiencing escalating issues and costs related

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ransomware scam collects fake fines from embarrassed victims

I have to hand it to cybercriminals, they're wily and they're hard working. They change tactics and techniques continuously to attract new prey and evade detection. Many are successful in tricking even the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2012 Paul Wood

Phone-based defence from mobile malware with Norton Mobile Security

Smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, and study after study shows mobile threats and malware are on the rise. Research published last week by security vendor McAfee found

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Cyber-security predictions for 2013

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, security software vendors are gazing into their crystal balls to predict what the threat landscape will look like in 2013.While obviously flipping another page in a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

200 Android apps on Google Play could pose phishing risk: Symantec

About 200 Android apps hosted on Google Play are generating fake SMS messages that could pose a major security risk, Symantec is warning. As detailed in our source story from Computerworld, thefake texts

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

How to choose the right Certificate Authority for your Web site

Special guest blog by Fran Rosch, Vice President Identity and Authentication Services, Symantec Not many businesses can operate without a website these days and many also rely upon online sales to ensure steady growth

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Paul Wood

Kaspersky, Symantec take top honours in antivirus tests

Drum roll, please. The testing is now over and Dennis Technology Labs has released its list of the most effective antivirus products on the market today. Kaspersky and Symantec came out on top

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Symantec sleuths try to nip mobile app, social media risks in the bud

Security firm Symantec has some intriguing research up its sleeve so it can stay one step ahead of the latest hacking trends in social media and mobile apps. According to our source story

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Data breaches are down but hackers are more selective: Symantec

The latest data breach figures from Symantec present a ‘good news, bad news' scenario.Symantec's August 2012 Intelligence Report compares the number ofbreaches for the first eight months of this year with the same

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sophisticated ‘Elderwood’ hackers targeting defence industry, Symantec warns

A group of highly skilled and organized attackers, likely backed by some serious computing power, have been conducting targeted attacks against North America’s defence industry supply chain for the past three years, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Phishing is not an Olympic sport

By Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Symantec The Olympics are an exciting time when our national pride is at an all time high. I’m sure that most of us find ourselves constantly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

New Symantec releases take aim at BYOD Android threats

Symantec is aiming its security crosshairs at Android.The company just released a new set of products designed to protectusers of the popular mobile operating system from threats exacerbatedby the bring your own device

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff