W32.Sobig.F@mm is a mass-mailing, network-aware worm that sends itself to all the email addresses it finds in the files that have the...
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Symantec has discovered an 'interesting' worm that sabotages Microsoft SQL databases and replaces items with random values — something that could be difficult for businesses to remedy, it warns.
The Stuxnet worm is a 'wake-up call' because of its complexity and its aim at critical infrastructure systems, a Symantec director has told a US congressional committee.
Symantec security researcher Liam O Murchu posits a possible Stuxnet worm attack scenario. His speculation is driven by the technical features of the sophisticated malware threat.
The malware which contributes compromised machines to the Storm botnet now has two further possible avenues of attack, claims Symantec
The Storm worm is now more streamline and stable after malware authors ditched some key functions from the malicious code, according to researchers from Symantec.
The worm's authors have streamlined the code to make it more stable, researchers have claimed
update Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.According to the Symantec Security Response Web site, the worm is capable of infecting multiple operating system platforms and is spreading.
A worm which scans for various Windows and Symantec AV vulnerabilities spread with though a limited number of Universities in the US and Australia. Although these vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Symantec, the worm probed for vulnerability on port 2967 looking for a Symantec anti-virus client vulnerability found in May of 2006.
Symantec researchers question Windows Vista security, a sales pitch in disguise? Also, rootkits get better at hiding, MySpace users hit by flash worm, Oracle patches and AOL security software.
Spaceflash worm spreads by infecting "About me" pages, but it doesn't pose a high risk, Symantec says.
Company works through the holiday weekend to fix hole in corporate antivirus products that could let a worm spread.
Critical flaw in Symantec antivirus software may put corporate users at risk of a worm attack. Also, Vista security in the spotlight at WinHEC.
While worm attacks were dominant in the second half of 2003, they accounted for only 12% of the attacks in 2004, Symantec told Associated Press. By 2004 network probes accounted for 47% of all security attacks.
In worm's latest version, authors ridicule rival worm Netsky and promise to attack Symantec, McAfee and others.
Unpatched Windows systems are vulnerable to yet another worm, and its spread is increasing
Anti-virus company Symantec has upgraded the threat warning on the W32.Korgo.
Symantec raises Netsky.Q from a level 2 to level 3 threat, marking the second consecutive time the severity of the worm has been upgraded.
An Internet Security Report released by anti-virus vendor Symantec has revealed that Australia has joined the ranks of international hacker sources.Ranked 5th amongst the top originating countries, excluding worm-type strikes, Australia was the only new entry to the ranks tabled from hacker activity in the six months from July to December 2003.
Yahoo has announced it will reject messages with certain subject lines to combat delays incurred due to the MyDoom virus. In an advisory to Yahoo Groups members, the company said it would be rejecting e-mails based on a Symantec security advisory on the MyDoom worm.
The security firm sees a sharp rise in sales and profits and raises its revenue expectations. Also: The company announces a 2-for-1 stock split.