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US healthcare firms hit by Orangeworm Malware

Symantec researchers have confirmed that a cybercrime group called ‘Orangeworm’ has succeeded in deploying a custom backdoor known as Trojan.Kwampirs in most of the databases owned by healthcare organizations in United States, Europe and some parts of Asia. As per the discovery of Symantec, the targeted organizations include equipment manufacturers, IT service providers, pharmaceutical companies, […]

Facebook, Microsoft, and Dell sign Cyber Attack pledge

Microsoft, Facebook, Dell and 37 other companies operating in the United States have signed a Cyber Attack pact pledging not to assist offensive government cyber attacks. That means, even if the government of United States desires to launch cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure of its enemy nations ( like Russia, China, and North Korea), […]

Symantec predicts that Cyber Attacks will become more lethal with Artificial Intelligence

Cyber Attacks can become more lethal if technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are used to launch such attacks, say Symantec. The security firm also predicts that more potent attacks of such grade will be observed in Western Countries in the coming year. All these days, Artificial Intelligence was used to protect and […]

Symantec to rely on AWS Cloud Security for serving its Global Customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced yesterday that Symantec has decided to shift its vast cloud workloads onto its strategic infrastructure to deliver cloud security to its global customers. By doing so, Symantec is working towards transitioning its offerings from legacy applications into cloud-based solutions, making the leap that many businesses are currently working towards. […]

Minecraft infects Android Phones with Trojan Malware

World-renowned adventurous game Minecraft is now in the news for all wrong reasons.  Security experts from Symantec have discovered that the game has the potential to hijack a mobile with Sockbot malware and turn it into a botnet. Researchers from the said Cybersecurity firm has discovered that the Trojan links infected devices to a proxy […]

Symantec uses Microsoft Azure Cloud Security to support users of Norton Security Products

Microsoft has made a public statement saying that Symantec is now using Azure Cloud Security to support users of Norton Security products. The announcement clarifies that Symantec has moved “105 Critical Consumer Digital Safety Capabilities” to Microsoft’s data centers in order to support things like reputation scoring, security telemetry, and advanced threat protection. The announcement […]

Energy sectors of Europe and North America being targeted by new wave of Cyber Attacks

A hackers group known as Dragonfly is said to be targeting energy sectors across Europe and North America with a new wave of cyber attacks. And this startling revelation was given by Symantec Security Response team. A dragonfly is a hacking group which is in operation since 2011 and has re-emerged over the past two […]

Symantec acquires Mobile Security Vendor Skycure

Symantec Corporation of America has made its second acquisition of this month official by disclosing to the media that it is acquiring Mobile Security Vendor Skycure for an undisclosed amount. As of now, terms of the deal are not disclosed. But sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders claim that Symantec could purchase the Tel Aviv-based Skycure […]

Symantec buys Fireglass to offer ransomware security to all its users

Security software provider Symantec has made it official that it is acquiring Israel-based firm Fireglass for $250 million. Industry analysts say that the idea behind the Symantec’s purchase is to incorporate Fireglass’s agentless solution that eliminates ransomware, malware and phishing threats in real time. The year 2017 witnessed two very notable malware attacks- The first […]

Survey says that Cloud adoption increases the risk of Insider Threats

MeriTalk, a media based firm which focuses on Government IT has recently disclosed in its survey that cloud adoption is increasing the risk of Insider Threats. The survey says that increased migration to cloud and use of web-based applications are putting the companies at risk from Insider threats. According to the 59 percent of government […]

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