Symantec

  • Smart TVs, security cameras vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals: Report December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Besides PCs and mobile phones, internetconnected devices like smart TVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, security software provider Symantec today said. With millions of devices now connecting to the Internet and in many cases, running embedded...
  • Quick Heal: Viral success November 12, 2012

    Quick Heal is a completely homegrown antivirus software company that's not only beaten big, multibillion dollar competitors like McAfee and Symantec, but is also taking back the fight to their turfs in other countries around the world. It has come a long way since 1995, when the first version was...
  • Symantec antivirus update makes some PCs inoperable July 14, 2012

    Boston: A bug in an update of Symantec Corp's antivirus software caused some Windows PCs to crash late this week, making machines inoperable until they were serviced in an embarrassing episode that angered some customers. The company disclosed the problem on its website, saying that an update to its widely used...
  • Symantec identifies malware apps on Google Play April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Global security software giant Symantec in an independent research has found out a range of 96 applications on the Google Play store that are stealing personal and confidential information of users in Japan. Although these applications have been found to be in use in Japan, a similar scenario...
  • Hackers sought $50,000 from Symantec for antivirus blueprint February 7, 2012

    New York: Hackers sought $50,000 from US antivirus firm Symantec Corp in return for the stolen blueprints to its flagship products under what the company says was a sting operation run by an undisclosed law enforcement agency via emails. The company said the emails were in fact between the hacker and...
  • McAfee rejects Symantec claim about market share January 27, 2012

    Boston: Security software maker McAfee rejected a claim that several large corporate customers had recently switched over to using products from rival Symantec Corp. Symantec Chief Financial Officer James Beer told Reuters in an interview late on Wednesday that his company was taking share in the antivirus software market away from...
  • Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code January 15, 2012

    New Delhi: A hacker who goes by the name of 'Yama Tough' threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software. "This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," Yama Tough posted via Twitter. In the past week...
  • Indian hackers offer help to man suing Symantec January 14, 2012

    Boston: A group of Indian hackers has offered support to an American man who filed a lawsuit against Symantec Corp by publishing source code from a 2006 version of Norton Utilities, a software program at the heart of the legal dispute. A spokesman for the group, which is known as "Lords...
  • India shuts server linked to Duqu computer virus November 8, 2011

    New York: Indian authorities are investigating a computer server in Mumbai for links to the Duqu malicious software that some security experts warned could be the next big cyber threat. Web Werks, a Mumbaibased Webhosting company, said it had given an image of the suspicious virtual private server to officials...
  • Global cybercrimes cost $114 billion annually September 8, 2011

    Bangalore: A study by Symantec Corp, the maker of Norton computer security software, estimates the cost of global cybercrimes at $114 billion annually. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 said 431 million adults were victims globally in the past year, with costs of cybercrime surpassing the combined global black market in marijuana,...
  • Facebook may have leaked personal info: report May 11, 2011

    Bangalore: Facebook users' personal information could have been accidentally leaked to third parties, in particular advertisers, over the past few years, according to Symantec Corp's official web blog. Thirdparties would have had access to personal information such as profiles, photographs and chat, and could have had the ability to post messages,...
  • Targeted cyber attacks to rise further: Symantec April 5, 2011

    Helsinki: Targeted cyber attacks will pose a growing threat to companies around the world this year after the Stuxnet worm hit Iran's nuclear programme in 2010, security software maker Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. "Last year was the year of highprofile targeted attacks. We will see so many more," said Sian...
  • Symantec buying VeriSign's websecurity arm May 21, 2010

    San Francisco: Symantec Corp.'s decision to pay $ 1.28 billion to buy a division of VeriSign Inc. that sells security technology to websites highlights how quickly the companies are moving in opposite directions. Symantec, best known for its antivirus software for personal computers, wants to secure more things. With the VeriSign deal,...
  • US tops list of countries in cybercrime April 20, 2010

    Washington: Fake security software was the No. 1 cybersecurity woe afflicting computer users in 2009, and Apple users lost some of their immunity to cybercrime as they stored more data online instead of on hard drives, according to the cybersecurity firm Symantec. In a report released on Tuesday, Symantec noted...
  • Hackers spread virus with H1N1 flu vaccine offer December 2, 2009

    Boston: Hackers are spreading a vicious computer virus through spam email messages that urge recipients to visit a bogus website offering vaccinations to protect them against another virus the one that causes swine flu. The email purports to be from the US Centers for Disease Control, directing them to what...
  • Cisco to buy ScanSafe for $183 million October 28, 2009

    Boston: Cisco Systems is buying privately held Web security company ScanSafe for about $183 million, a move that will intensify its battle with security giants Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc. ScanSafe sells Webbased services that protect business computer networks and PCs from hackers, saving companies the cost of buying and installing...
  • Hackers rolling in money, personal details on sale September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: The frightening world of cyber crime functions in an organised fashion. It's well known that personal data is hacked into and sold. Hacking pays, at least for some. The latest report on internet security threat by Symantec corporation says the underground personal details market now commands high rates. Classified...
  • Hackers 'break into' world's largest jobs site August 23, 2007

    London: Hackers have attacked the world's largest online recruiter and stolen the personal details of thousands of jobseekers thereby exposing them to the risk of blackmail, a security firm has said. Posing as would-be employers who routinely scour the site for prospective workers, the hackers used a computer programme to access...