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February 6, 2012 by

Symantec confirms hacker extortion

Symantec has today confirmed that email correspondence between the company and a hacker, in which the company attempted to confirm the theft of its source code and offer US$50,000 to stop it from appearing online, did actually occur.

November 28, 2011 by

Why it's too hard to hack the hackers

Hackers often turn IT systems against their owners, but what if law enforcement took over hackers' botnets and used them to fight back? It's not so simple, according to University of New South Wales law lecturer and PhD candidate Alana Maurushat.

August 18, 2011 by

Shady RAT firms didn't want us to know

McAfee threat research vice president Dmitri Alperovitch has said that his investigation and report into the global hacking operation codenamed Shady RAT was not about demonstrating hacker sophistication, but more a push for laws to mandate the notification of data breaches, something the companies involved were loath to do.

August 4, 2011 by

Shady RAT not so sophisticated: Symantec

Symantec has conducted its own investigation into the global hacking operation that McAfee has dubbed Operation Shady RAT, and called into question whether the attacks were really all that sophisticated.

August 4, 2011 by

Shady RAT not so sophisticated: Symantec

Symantec has conducted its own investigation into the global hacking operation that McAfee has dubbed Operation Shady RAT, and called into question whether the attacks were really all that sophisticated.

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