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Stuxnet Malware could hijack power plants, refineries

Posted by Oyya-Info on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : Security 
A worm that targets critical infrastructure companies doesn't just steal data, it leaves a back door that could be used to remotely and secretly control plant operations, a Symantec researcher said on Thursday.

The Stuxnet worm infected industrial control system companies around the world, particularly in Iran and India but also companies in the U.S. energy industry, Liam O'Murchu, manager of operations for Symantec Security Response, told CNET. He declined to say how may companies may have be...

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Symantec tool calculates your data's value to thieves

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, September 10, 2009, In : Security 

It's no secret that criminals are stealing credit card and bank account data and selling it underground. But most people would find it shocking to learn just how little their sensitive personal information costs.

Symantec on Thursday is launching its Norton Online Risk Calculator, a tool that people can use to see how much their online information is worth on the black market. The tool also offers a risk rating based on demographics, online activity, and estimated value of online informatio...

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Symantec pulls Norton patch after error reports

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, August 27, 2009, In : Security 

This is the error message on the Norton support Web site after users reported that the patch failed to install properly.

(Credit: Symantec)

Symantec is providing a fix for customers who got error messages after a patch deployment went awry for some Norton users, the company said on Tuesday.

The problem started last Wednesday when Symantec deployed patches for Norton AntiVirus 2009, Norton Internet Security 2009, and Norton 360 v3 via LiveUpdate. Some customers received error messages saying th...

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Symantec Phishing Report - Attacks rose 52 percent

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, August 6, 2009, In : Security 

Phishing attacks rose 52 percent in July while spam as a percentage of all e-mail stayed about the same compared with the previous month, according to the latest reports from Symantec that tracked spam and phishing activity for the month.

The State of Spam (PDF) and State of Phishing (PDF) reports were released Thursday.

With some fluctuations, spam averaged around 89 percent of all e-mail in July, noted Symantec. That compares with about 90 percent for the month of June. There are dist...

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Storage software industry takes a revenue hit

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Business Tech 

The storage software industry has seen its first quarterly sales decline after more than five years of solid growth, according to a report from market researcher IDC.

First-quarter 2009 revenue for the industry sank 5.2 percent to $2.8 billion from the previous year. The slump has impacted several key vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, EMC, and IBM, all of which sell storage software to enterprise clients.

"The combination of the normally slow first quarter for most companies with the contin...

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Symantec acquires Mi5, expands security offerings

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

SAN FRANCISCO--Symantec has acquired Web security firm Mi5 Networks and plans to announce two new security suites at the RSA security conference on Tuesday.

Mi5 sells a Web security appliance that protects corporations against Web-based threats. Symantec will integrate the technology into its offerings later in 2009 and offer it as a stand-alone product, Joan Fazio, director of product marketing for Symantec Endpoint Security, said in an interview.

The all-cash transaction was completed ...

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