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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

Macs are immune to computer viruses

Presently no significant Mac viruses are in distribution; hackers have a propensity to target the Windows operating system due to the utter number of computer users. Apple claims the Mac is very much secure right out of the box, that it screens every file you download, and that it provides security updates to quickly address any prospective security threat.

January 18, 2010

Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec today announced its acquisition of MessageLabs, a 520-person UK-based email filtering and security vendor. Given the cost and hassles that information & knowledge management professionls (IKM Pros) have keeping email spam down to a dull roar and keeping viruses outside the firewall, this is a great move for Symantec.

October 8, 2008 by

News to know: Cyber attacks; Google; Windows security; Gmail outage

Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Georgia turns to Google's Blogger amid Russia onslaughtDancho Danchev: Coordinated Russia vs Georgia cyber attack in progressZDNet UK: Georgia accuses Russia of co-ordinated cyberattackVideo: Defcon: Where feds and hackers rub elbowsNews.com: Defcon ends with researchers muzzled, viruses written Ed Bott: Windows security rendered useless?

August 11, 2008 by

Symantec warns of "parasitic storage"

Security specialist Symantec has warned businesses over an increasing trend for criminals to use "parasitic storage" on networks of compromised systems.While botnets -- illegal networks of PCs infected with remote software by hackers -- are used mainly for sending spam, criminals are increasingly storing sensitive or illegal data in distributed environments, the security company told our sister site ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

May 29, 2007 by

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