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Symantec Sees Ransomware Hackers Getting More Advanced Targeted

“Symantec’s report says that significant strides in file encryption technology is one of the main drivers of growth in the ransomware business. A record number of new strands, or families, of ransomware were detected in 2015 and about 80 percent of them were able to encrypt the files of the affected server.”
07/19/16  Bradley Joseph Saacks,

Review: ‘Zero Days’ Examines Cyberwarfare’s Potential Online Apocalypse

“The most articulate voices helping to bridge the gap between technological vocabulary and everyday speech are two cybersecurity specialists, Eric Chien and Liam O’Murchu from Symantec Research Labs.”
— Stephen Holden, The New York Times
7/8/16 Stephen Holden,

How not to get hacked by Russians (or anyone else)

“Spear phishing is the term for when a hacker sends you an email that pretends to be from someone you trust, but is in fact a scammer. ‘The spear phisher thrives on familiarity. He knows your name, your email address, and at least a little about you,’ security firm, Norton, warned.”
07/27/16  Jenni Ryall,

Recent Press Releases

Businesses Underprepared for GDPR

READING, UK – October 18, 2016  Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), a global leader in cyber security, today revealed that 96 percent of companies still do not fully understand the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite it coming into effect in May 2018. Read More >

Symantec Selects VMware AirWatch to Build Enhanced Endpoint Security Integrations

ATLANTA – October 5, 2016 – Today at Connect 2016, Symantec a global leader in cyber security, and VMware (NYSE: VMW) a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the development of a strategic partnership to bring together endpoint management and threat security where Symantec joins the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Read More >

Symantec Research Finds IoT Devices Increasingly Used to Carry out DDoS Attacks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 22, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, today revealed new research demonstrating how cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of lax Internet of Things (IoT) device security to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. Read More >

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