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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

As attacks escalate, MS readies emergency IE patch

Microsoft is planning to ship an emergency Internet Explorer update tomorrow (December 17) to counter an escalating wave of malware attacks targeting a zero-day browser vulnerability.[ SEE: Hackers exploiting (unpatched) IE 7 flaw to launch drive-by attacks ]The out-of-band update, which will be rated critical, follows the public discovery of password-stealing Trojans exploiting the bug on Chinese-language Web sites.

December 16, 2008 by

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

Finjan uncovers half a gigabyte of stolen data on crimeware servers

Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center has uncovered a half of gigabyte of stolen data from US Healthcare organizations and from a major airline on crimeware servers in Argentina and Malaysia.A representative of Finjan stated:"Hackers incorporated sophisticated attacks using crimeware toolkits, Trojans, and Command and Control servers to drive traffic from a specific region with specific characteristics.

June 17, 2008 by

Is World War 3 being fought in cyberspace?

Governments from all around the globe are engaged in a virtual war where the weapons are hackers and trojans and the prizes for winning a battle include corporate secrets and disruption of the enemies IT infrastructure.

November 29, 2007 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

Symantec prepares Norton 360 for Australia

Symantec is preparing to launch an online security and backup service in Australia next month, which will directly compete with Microsoft's OneCare Live.Norton 360 is a diverse security service that along with the usual firewall, antivirus and anti-spam products, also includes an automatic external backup system that is able to encrypt and send users' most valuable files to an external server for safe keeping.

February 26, 2007 by

Beta of Microsoft's antispyware tech falls short in tests

As Microsoft continues its own foray in to the security software business, critics (mainly supporters of the existing cottage industries) have argued that Microsoft will never to be able to build antivirus, antispyware, and personal firewall tools that are as good as those that come from the third party providers that are far more focused (as a percentage of the companies' overall efforts) on malware -- companies like Symantec, McAfee, and Zone Labs (a subsidiary of Checkpoint).

March 7, 2006 by

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