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Mike Maxwell | 01 May 2013 | 0 comments

* This article originally ran on StateScoop on April 30, 2013.

Each year, Symantec releases its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), which recounts—in exhaustive detail—a summation of the previous year’s cybersecurity actions, trends, threats, and opportunities.

(How do we get all this data? By leveraging Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, which is comprised of more than 69 million attack sensors, and records thousands of events per second.)

Historically, the ISTR’s annual unveiling has always been (as Vice President Biden might say) a “big bleeping deal” for government stakeholders. But this year, it’s even more important, thanks to two additional factors:

  1. More than ever, governments this year are treating quantitative data as the key ingredient...
possible-solutions | 19 Jan 2010

As we all know there is a mass attack of /*LGPL*/ and /*Exception*/ type script on websites. I have seen plenty of websites infected with this type of infection and finally I decided to write a script to remove the codes inserted in files all over the server directories.

As a new version of /*LGPL*/ and /*Exception*/ is out in wild. The code inserted in web pages after the BODY Tag or at end of Javascript files looks a bit like.

<script>/*LGPL*/ try{ window.onload = function(){var C1nse3sk8o41s = document.createElement('s&c^$#r))i($p@&t^&'.repl

<script>/*Exception*/ document.write(.....)


The SCRIPT tag above is not present in javascript(.js) files.
Well it is just another type of IFRAMER worm. Once deobfuscated, it loads javascript from

Satyam Pujari | 21 Aug 2009 | 5 comments

Symantec’s Web site ratings service Norton Safe Web presents the Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009 – the top 100 infected sites based on number of threats. Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec. 

What makes these sites so dirty?
Symantec explained it by pointing out the fact that the average number of threats per malicious site rated by Norton Safe Web is 23. With that said, the average number of threats on the Dirtiest Web Sites list is a staggering 18,000 per site. Forty of the top 100 have more than 20,000 threats per site. Moreover, 75-percent of sites on the list have distributed Malware for more than six months.

“This list underscores what our research shows. There has been exponential growth in the number of online threats that are constantly evolving as cybercriminals look for new ways to target your money, identity, or assets. In 2008, most new infections occurred while people were...

Spencer Parkinson | 23 Jun 2009 | 1 comment

In response to the increase in online cyber threats targeting the endpoint, combined with IT staffing pressures, Symantec is now offering Symantec Managed Endpoint Protection Services - a new set of offerings which provides management and monitoring of endpoint protection technologies to defend users against malware and other sophisticated attacks, such as rootkits, zero-day attacks, and spyware. The new managed services leverage the customers’ existing endpoint protection technologies, Symantec security experts, and the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to secure customer, employee, and corporate data, while providing expert management to help IT departments with the configuration, availability and effectiveness of their endpoint protection technologies.

Symantec’s March 2009...

riva11 | 07 Apr 2009 | 4 comments

There are many risks on internet, but if you have a good antivirus updated , you have reduced the risk of attack. But sometime is better to test if your antivirus program detecs viruses.

I found an interesting site that you can use to test run your antivirus / Antispyware program and check if you are really protected against these risks.
Antivirus researchers has created some test files that antivirus products "detect" as if it were a virus.  On THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE page , you have only to download one of the different test files and see what will happen.
If you antivirus program works in the right way, the antivirus will show a message about a virus found with EICAR as virus description.

Please note the Eicar disclaimer :
Important note: EICAR cannot be held responsible when these files or your AV scanner in combination with these...