Symantec: The number of attacks on small business has tripled

According to the results of 2012 the volume of hacker attacks against the theft of intellectual property, increased by 42%. This attack, typically aimed at small businesses, experts at Symantec said in its latest annual report 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR 2013). “From the report ISTR 2013 it is clear that the(…)

Symantec: Trojan ransomlock bypasses sandbox automated threat analysis

Security experts are warning of a new modification of the distribution of a dangerous virus. According to experts on information security from antivirus company Symantec, they have discovered a new modification of Trojan ransomlock. Among the updated functional malicious application the opportunity to bypass the sandbox contained in automated systems for the analysis of threats.(…)

Symantec: New Trojan uses SPF-protocol to infect computers

Symantec has detected a new Trojan horse program that shows users fake advertisements when viewing web-pages. Trojan uses an extension of the protocol for sending email SPF (Sender Policy Framework) for instructions from intruders. This technique allows the malware to remain unnoticed by the victim’s computer. The main objective of the Trojan called Spachanel, is(…)

Symantec has discovered a new Trojan-extortionist

Virus blocking startup of the operating system on the victim’s computer. Symantec has detected a new Trojan Online extortionists, which blocks the computers of its victims. Computers are infected in a number of ways, particularly when the user visits malicious sites, passing over unreliable links and clicks on advertising banners and after installing software from(…)

Symantec: Last year, two-thirds of firms hit by the loss of data

According to experts, the causes of loss can be very diverse – from human error to hacker attacks. Symantec has announced the results of research ReRez Research, which specifies the reasons for the loss of a variety of companies sensitive information in 2011. According to the report, most often causes of leaks are bugs employees,(…)

Symantec: Users need money for subscription to a rogue antivirus Windows Risk Minimizer

If the user refuses to pay for a subscription to a fake antivirus program, he threatened criminal liability for copyright infringement. Representatives from Symantec documented in a network of spam attacks, whereby malicious spread fake anti-virus solutions. In letters sent by fraudsters contains links to more than 300 compromised domains. Once the user is on(…)

Symantec: the growing popularity of mobile devices poses a threat to corporations

Companies lose approximately $ 500 thousand as a result of security incidents related to mobile devices. According to the report, State of Mobility Survey 2012, provided by Symantec, security incidents related to mobile devices, leading to losses of $ 429 thousand companies have such losses as a result of direct financial losses, as well as(…)

Symantec has released a patch a critical vulnerability in one of its products

Representatives from Symantec does not comment on the question of whether vulnerability is associated with the theft of the source code products, which occurred in early January 2012. Symantec has released a security bulletin describing a critical vulnerability in its product Symantec pcAnywhere, which could allow attackers to escalate privileges or execute arbitrary code on the target system. In(…)

Symantec acknowledged theft of programming source code

World’s largest antivirus company Symantec today announced that hackers in 2006, managed to penetrate its networks and steal data source’s flagship security products, as well as three other projects. According to Chris Padena, spokesman Symantec, unknown hackers have the source code of the software Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, Norton GoBack, and(…)

Symantec accused of fraud

The client company announced that Symantec uses fraudulent methods to force users to buy their license. The client company Symantec James Gross (James Gross) filed suit in California court, accusing the company of fraud and breach of antitrust laws. Gross said that the manufacturer of anti-virus programs use deceptive techniques in order to force users to buy their license.(…)