Symantec wasn't the only company following Regin. Kaspersky and F-Secure have something to say about who was hit. Regin also spies on GSM cellular networks.
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Symantec's revenue and earnings were both down from the same quarter last year, and the outlook for the next three months looks a bit soft.
Following a similar move by Hewlett-Packard this week, Symantec confirmed on Thursday that it will indeed split into two companies.
According to reports, Symantec will be cutting 1,000 jobs in company restructuring efforts.
Symantec is to acquire Nukona, a mobile application management software company, in the hope it will bolster the security giant's mobile device scope in the 'BYOD' era.
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.
The "digital native" generation is going to change how the world does business, according to Symantec CEO and president Enrique Salem.
At the RSA conference in San Francisco, Symantec CEO Enrique Salem says companies' need to move away from "lockdown" strategies restricting personal devices at work, and focus instead on securing the enterprise for a host of consumer devices.
Hundreds of thousands of China Mobile and China Unicom subscribers are being fleeced by Android premium-rate malware, according to security company Symantec
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.
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.
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.
Security company Symantec has analysed the attack vectors and methods of the cyberattacks that targeted governments and organisations around the world
Employers should be aware of the security risks in iOS and Android when deciding whether to allow employees to bring consumer devices into the company, according to Symantec
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.
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.
Symantec, maker of the Norton Anti-virus software products, will not be welcoming its shareholders into a nice hotel ballroom for an annual meeting. Instead, the company will hold a virtual meeting - and that has some shareholders upset.
Oracle buys Sun Microsystems and now Intel buys McAfee.News broke here last night that Intel will acquire McAfee for close to US$7.
Over a thousand UK health systems have been compromised and are part of a data-stealing botnet, according to security company Symantec.
E-mail attacks are most often directed at senior company executives, as well as government officials responsible for foreign trade and defense policies, says Symantec.