Symantec

Cybercriminals make £3 million from ransomware
Ransomware
malware

Cybercriminals make £3 million from ransomware

Research finds that criminal gangs are increasingly using malware to blackmail users.
9 Nov 2012
Symantec flags up SMB security threats
Infosecurity
Security

Symantec flags up SMB security threats

Security vendors warns SMBs to be on their guard against hackers using them as a way in to larger firms.
17 Oct 2012
Symantec detects rise in file extension spam
Spam
Security

Symantec detects rise in file extension spam

Security vendor claims spammers are increasingly using rogue file extensions to lure unsuspecting users to online pharmacy sites.
30 Aug 2012
UK consumers confused by software updates
Update screen
Software

UK consumers confused by software updates

To coincide with International Technology Update Week, a new report highlights gaps in the UK's IT knowledge.
26 Jul 2012
Symantec board ousts CEO
Exit doors
Security

Symantec board ousts CEO

Security vendor's chairman takes over the company reins after Enrique Salem's shown the door.
25 Jul 2012
Symantec update blamed for Windows XP crashes
Update screen
Hardware

Symantec update blamed for Windows XP crashes

Anti-virus vendor's latest update is causing system problems for XP users.
16 Jul 2012
Symantec puts Flame virus on suicide watch
Cyber war
Security

Symantec puts Flame virus on suicide watch

Security vendor claims Flame infected machines have been ordered to cleanse themselves of malware.
11 Jun 2012
Malware trying to trick anti-Putin protesters
Surveillance
Security

Malware trying to trick anti-Putin protesters

Spam messages claim to include details on anti-Putin protests but only lead to nasty malware being installed on user machines.
8 Mar 2012
Q&A: Symantec’s CISO on the source code hack
Patricia Titus
Security

Q&A: Symantec’s CISO on the source code hack

We chat with Symantec's CISO to talk about what happened during and after the source code leak saga earlier this year.
1 Mar 2012
Symantec: Security on a chip is a dead duck right now
Dead duck
Security

Symantec: Security on a chip is a dead duck right now

Symantec has a dig at rival McAfee's security on a chip concept at RSA 2012, questioning DeepSAFE's very worth.
29 Feb 2012
Symantec releases a slice of O3 cloud security
Symantec
Security

Symantec releases a slice of O3 cloud security

Just a third of the overall O3 package from Symantec is ready, with the rest coming at some point this year.
28 Feb 2012
IBM builds on Q1 Labs acquisition with QRadar boost
Security
Security

IBM builds on Q1 Labs acquisition with QRadar boost

Big Blue launches an updated version of the QRadar SIEM software it acquired after buying Q1 Labs last year.
22 Feb 2012
Symantec suing Acronis and Veeam over backup patents
Backup
Server & storage

Symantec suing Acronis and Veeam over backup patents

The security giant claims its backup and replication tech patents are being infringed.
14 Feb 2012
Symantec hackers: We've released pcAnywhere source code
Hacker
Security

Symantec hackers: We've released pcAnywhere source code

Hackers claim to have released pcAnywhere source code, whilst threatening to release information on Norton software.
7 Feb 2012
Symantec touts 100 times faster backup
Backup
Server & storage

Symantec touts 100 times faster backup

The firm claims its solution will cut backup costs by 80 per cent for both virtual and physical environments.
6 Feb 2012
Who to trust after the VeriSign hack?
Security
Security

Who to trust after the VeriSign hack?

Davey Winder questions what data was stolen from VeriSign and wonders why the company hasn't been more forthcoming.
6 Feb 2012
VeriSign admits 2010 hack
Security
Security

VeriSign admits 2010 hack

The security company is hacked in 2010 but the details are only just emerging, calling the CA system into question again.
3 Feb 2012
Norton set to secure passwords through the cloud
security key on keyboard
Security

Norton set to secure passwords through the cloud

The division of Symantec enables logins to multiple sites and devices with one secure master password.
2 Feb 2012
Symantec: Disable your pcAnywhere software
Hacking
Security

Symantec: Disable your pcAnywhere software

The security giant advises users against running pcAnywhere until it has fixed vulnerabilities highlighted by a source code leak.
26 Jan 2012
Symantec: 2006 hack leaked source code
Symantec
Security

Symantec: 2006 hack leaked source code

The security giant publicly discloses a breach of its network - almost six years after it took place.
18 Jan 2012
Symantec acquires LiveOffice
business deal
cloud computing

Symantec acquires LiveOffice

The security giant buys up the cloud archiving firm for $115 million.
17 Jan 2012
Symantec confirms product source code theft
Symantec
Security

Symantec confirms product source code theft

The security giant says source code on two of its older enterprise products is accessed.
6 Jan 2012
Companies still clueless on security?
Security
Security

Companies still clueless on security?

Surveys find half of laptops not protected and a lack of cyber attack awareness in smaller firms.
17 Nov 2011
William Hague: Cyber cohesion is 'a great challenge of our
William Hague
Security

William Hague: Cyber cohesion is 'a great challenge of our

Hague calls on nations to deliver "rules of the road" for cyber space.
1 Nov 2011