The scale of the Cryptolocker threat is disputable. It's the psychology that is truly frightening.
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Although organised online crime has largely been considered to be state sponsored, Symantec now claims that it has uncovered a highly organised 50- to 100-strong hacking group in China that can be hired out to conduct attacks globally.
A determined attacker can get into any network; this book is a practical guide to spotting them quickly when they arrive and ejecting them before serious damage is done.
Before heaping all of the blame on cyber criminal methods, perhaps we should all step back and take some responsibility for security failures too.
Hackers create malicious versions of a report released by Mandiant which linked cyberattacks to the Chinese army, but the IT security vendor says its system is not breached.
Cybercriminals are distracting banks and other businesses with a DDoS attack while they quietly lay siege to sensitive data on the network, which they can use for credit card cloning and other fraud.
Online scammers are switching from spam email to social-media attacks in the hunt for victims, according to security company Symantec's latest threat report
Scammers and spammers have changed tack and are now moving to social media to look for better victims according to Symantec's first quarter threat report.
The greatest threat to data security is slackers, not hackers, a new study by Ponemon Institute and Symantec finds.
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.
Anonymous has reacted to Symantec's report detailing how the organization was tricked into installing the Zeus Trojan. The organization did not have one clear message to send out.
As part of a sting operation, Symantec told a hacker group that it would pay $50,000 to keep the source code off the Internet.
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.
Hackers thought to have been behind the recent attack on Indian government servers have said they will release the Norton anti-virus software's source code on Tuesday.
Hacker group steals and exposes parts of security vendor's source code on Web site, but Symantec says network and customer data not affected.
Symantec, the anti-virus maker, has confirmed that a hacking group has stolen a "segment" of its flagship product. The group said it would make the source code available.
Dave Marcus, head of security research at McAfee, delves into the workings of Duqu, an information-stealing piece of malware that is shaping up to be as big a threat as Stuxnet
An old Linux Trojan has been rewritten for Apple Mac OS X, extending the reach of hackers operating botnets
Security researcher report hackers have gone out of their way to port an old Linux backdoor Trojan to the Apple Mac OS X platform.
Security researchers at ESET and Sophos have discovered that hackers have gone out of their way to port an old Linux backdoor trojan to the Mac OS X platform, extending their reach of computers that they can use as part of their botnets.
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