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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

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

Symantec says it's safe to use pcAnywhere again

Last week Symantec told some 50,000 pcAnywhere users to stop using the software until it could fix a critical security flaw. Those patches are now available, and the company is offering free upgrades to anyone using older, unsupported versions.

January 30, 2012

Symantec buys LiveOffice for US$115m

Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, an archiving company, for US$115 million. With the move, Symantec bolsters its cloud-computing chops so that it can play more of an on-premise and software as a service (SaaS) game.

January 17, 2012

Symantec and Intel collaborate on security

Symantec and Intel have worked together to embed two-factor authentication technology into the hardware of second generation Intel Core and Core VPro processors.The work will integrate Symantec's VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) cloud-based security product with Intel's Identity Protection Technology (IPT), the security company announced on Wednesday.

February 12, 2011 by

Symantec claims Stuxnet breakthrough

Stuxnet was designed to modify motors used in industrial processes, according to security company Symantec.The malware attacks specific motors used in processes like uranium enrichment, said Symantec.

November 15, 2010 by

Symantec website breached

Security company Symantec has said that one of its websites was successfully breached.Romanian security researcher 'Unu' posted details of the breach in a blog post on Monday.

November 24, 2009 by

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