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Symantec finds fraudulent jailbreaking site that's tricked 100,000 iOS users
Scammers are now going after unwitting users who want to jailbreak their iOS devices, and are spoofing popular jailbreaking site TaiG to do it.
DDoS attacks: IoT devices targeted more and more
Symantec's latest research looks into DDoS attacks and why IoT device security helps spread malware.
Symantec's August malware stats show rise in malware but drop in attacks
New malware variants are on the rise but phishing attack rates have dropped, suggesting a rollercoaster mix of threat types in August.
Dropbox's massive 68 million password breach prompts warning about account security
Dropbox customers, change your passwords now, especially if you joined in 2012. 68 million passwords have been hashed and salted, but not used - yet.
Aus & NZ at the forefront of security capability
"It gives me a lot of optimism in terms of how these countries will fair in the future."
Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert
“As with most major events, the US election serves as valuable bait for malicious spam activity."
No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing
Symantec has uncovered a new type of ransomware being distributed on the cyberundergound that distributes a ransomware builder to aspiring attackers.
Symantec: How Instagram accounts were hacked & altered to promote adult dating spam
Symantec comments on the influx of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites. Now Instagram's being hacked to promote adult spam.
Blue Coat to the rescue: Symantec’s declining revenue ‘will end’
"The joining of Blue Coat and Symantec will solve many of Symantec’s existing portfolio and delivery problems."
Symantec delves deeper into its CCS suite
"We are excited about this significant step forward in the Symantec Control Compliance Suite,"
BHSI & Symantec team up to provide enterprise cyber liability insurance
BHSI and Symantec are teaming up to provide cyber liability insurance to enterprise policyholders who want cover in breach emergencies.
Symantec promising profitability, predictability and new potential post-merger
Symantec's Blue Coat acquisition opens new doors for partners says Symantec's global channel boss, who is promising predictability and profitability.
BEC scams targeting a business near you
BEC scams are low-tech financial fraud in which hoax emails from CEOs are sent to financial staff to request transfers of large amounts of money.
Symantec remains #1 in worldwide security software market share report
The results for Gartner's worldwide security software market share report are in and Symantec remains on top.
Pokemon Go: Gotta catch all the app permissions
Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm & getting people out of their houses - but the dissenters are still saying 'beware'.
Security software on the rise, despite collective decline for top vendors
The global security software market is on the rise, despite large vendors such as Symantec and Intel experiencing below-market growth.
Do you know how to spot and destroy that BEC scam?
Business email compromise scams, also known as CEO fraud, is a huge problem in 2016. How can you spot one and what should you do about it?
Growing data loss concerns driving Backup-as-a-Service market
Growing concerns about data loss is having huge impact on the the BaaS sector, with new forecasts predicting the market to surpass $4 billion by 2020.
Expert dishes on Symantec/Blue Coat 'powerful' merger
Symantec announced the acquisition of web and cloud security specialist Blue Coat. Symantec is about to become bigger and more powerful than the rest.
Symantec launches cyber protection for vehicle manufacturers & connected cars
Cars & the Internet of Things are the latest focus of Symantec's cyber security, as it launches its specialised Anomaly Detection for Automotive.
Symantec's acquisition of Blue Coat to amplify cybersecurity protection
Symantec has announced its acquisition of cloud security provider Blue Coat for $4.65 billion, strengthening cyber protection for Symantec customers.
Swift growth expected in healthcare cyber security market
The Asia Pacific healthcare cyber security market is expected to grow swiftly due to the rapid enhancements in the healthcare sector.
Zuckerberg password breach prompts warning about account security
Change your password now and make it strong. That's the advice from Symantec after Mark Zuckerberg was the latest victim of a password leak.
Symantec offers encryption software for web hosters
Web hosters must make sure their websites are encrypted for security, trust & to keep their business afloat. Symantec has offered one solution.