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Norton axes versions

Symantec announced at its Next@Norton event that it will be moving to version-less software for its consumer products in the coming months, with new features deployed to customers, without the need to upgrade to a new version.

June 21, 2012 by

Anonymous supporters targeted in Zeus attack

Hackers have targeted supporters of the Anonymous hacktivist group with a version of the Slowloris denial-of-service attack tool that loads the Zeus banking Trojan, according to security company Symantec.Anonymous supporters began to be deceived into downloading and installing Zeus botnet clients via a corrupted Pastebin link on 20 January, Symantec said in a blog post on Friday.

March 5, 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.

February 6, 2012 by

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