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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 targets social data in Enterprise Vault 10

Symantec has released a new version of its Enterprise Vault email and content archiving product that makes it easier to scan Microsoft Exchange emails and metadata for potential data leaks.Enterprise Vault 10, announced on Monday, integrates Symantec's data loss prevention technology so email content and metadata can be flagged for compliance review, while also being automatically classified and assigned the correct archiving and retention policy.

August 2, 2011 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

91% of emails in India are spam

91% of email traffic sent to Indian PC users is spam, according to MessageLabs. United Arab Emirates had the highest rate of viruses transmission, with one virus received per 13.

March 1, 2006 by

Does IT create risky behavior?

A survey of corporate users in the US and Europe came up with the surprising conclusion that users are more likely at work than at home to click on suspicious links in an email or install software that might prove to have spyware or viruses. The reason? IT will be there to make everything all better if they really screw it up.

September 15, 2005 by

Instant messaging viruses grow at 50% a month

F-Secure claims instant messaging viruses are growing at 50% a month. Where as the Sasser email worm took 14 minutes to compromise 95% of all vulnerable PCs around the world, instant messaging worms could infect all IM using computers in just 14 seconds.

March 31, 2005 by

Instant messaging viruses grow at 50% a month

F-Secure claims instant messaging viruses are growing at 50% a month. Where as the Sasser email worm took 14 minutes to compromise 95% of all vulnerable PCs around the world, instant messaging worms could infect all IM using computers in just 14 seconds.

March 31, 2005 by

Gartner: Beware of Mac OS spyware

Research firm Gartner has issued a warning to companies using Mac OS to guard against malicious code attacks and spyware.Just a week after Symantec caused uproar in the Mac community by warning the OS X operating system was quickly becoming a target for hackers and viruses, Gartner has warned businesses reliant on the Mac to guard against 'spyware infestations'.

March 28, 2005 by

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