“Recently, there have been a string of high profile compromises attacking both could based services, a cloud based note taking site, a fast food companies Twitter account, as well as corporations and individuals. A well known technology writer had his digital life taken over, abused and...”
In mid-2009, W32.Changeup, was first discovered on systems around the world. Over the last few years, Symantec Security Response has profiled this threat, explained why it spreads, and shown how it was created. Since November 2012 we have seen weekly spikes the number of...”
“I see sessions popping up in conferences and articles lately prophesying the demise of DLP and that DLP has run its course and is something companies should avoid. I have to ask a simple question: Why is it when attackers get more creative and cunning that we start doubting our...”
“The United States is ranked #1 for malicious activity by source and we are responsible for just over 21% of all of the malicious activity. Much of this has to do with my mother the innocent victim who doesn’t know any better and doesn’t even know there is a cyber war going...”
“Is it naïve of us to think we can ever be perfectly secure? Whether it’s physically or digitally there is always a risk that something bad is going to happen. To protect ourselves physically we install alarms, locks, buy safe cars, have automatic lights, cameras, firearms, etc. These...”
“Let’s face it users cannot be trusted to know their entire password, I am not talking about the user that writes down their passwords on sticky notes the bad guys would need physical access to actually access those. What I am really speaking to how easily with social engineering or malware...”
“Contributor: Avdhoot Patil
Celebrity scandals are always popular and phishers are keen on incorporating them into their phishing sites. Recently, we observed a phishing site featuring British singer and actress Rita Ora. The phishing site was hosted on a free Web hosting site.
“In the last few weeks we have observed a drastic increase in “penny stock” spam emails. In 2011 Symantec published a blog entitled Global Debt Crises News Drives Pump-and-Dump Stock Scams, which also dealt with this type of spam.
Penny stocks, also known as cent stocks, are shares in...”