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Symantec CEO Weighs in on Global Ransomware Attack

Symantec CEO Greg Clark discusses the global ransomware attack with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology"
May 18, 2017
Bloomberg

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea

Intelligence officials and private security experts say that new digital clues point to North Korean-linked hackers as likely suspects in the sweeping ransomware attacks that have crippled computer systems around the world.
By Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger May 15, 2017
New York Times

Researchers Identify Clue Connecting Ransomware Assault to Group Tied to North Korea

Cybersecurity researchers identified a digital clue connecting the global ransomware assault to previous cyberattacks by a group linked to North Korea.
By Robert McMillan May 15, 2017
Wall Street Journal

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Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 15, 2017 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today reported it has blocked nearly 22 million WannaCry infection attempts across 300,000 endpoints, providing full protection for Symantec customers through its advanced exploit protection technology. The WannaCry ransomware attacks targeted and affected users in various countries across the globe by encrypting data files on infected computers and demanding users pay a $300USD ransom in bitcoin to decrypt their files. The protection of Symantec customers was enabled in part due to the integration of real-time threat intelligence shared across both Symantec Endpoint Protection and the Blue Coat ProxySG, which provided real-time threat awareness across the endpoint, network and cloud.
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Symantec Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 10, 2017 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC) today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 results, ended March 31, 2017.
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Symantec Announces the Formation of Symantec Ventures

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 02, 2017 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced the formation of Symantec Ventures to help cyber security startups accelerate the delivery of core innovation to the security marketplace. In addition to contributing capital, Symantec aims to help the startup community reduce expenses and accelerate time to market.
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