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What you need to know about the Mirai botnet behind recent major DDoS attacks
A DDoS on DNS provider Dyn last week managed to disrupt an array of the internet’s biggest websites, including Paypal. Here's what you need to know.
Tech support scams now hide code to mask malicious intent
Symantec discovers another tech support scam that uses scare tactics to fool users into believing they're infected with a virus.
Cyber insurance in Australia set to rise in the wake of increasing attacks
Many are still unfamiliar with cyber insurance and may not realise their normal business insurance does not cover loss as a result of cyberattacks."
Kiwi businesses not up to scratch with cyber insurance
"Cyberattacks aren’t going away so, if you’re a business with a digital presence, make sure you’re protected for when an event occurs.”
Australian organisations popular targets for newly discovered trojan
Symantec says these attacks are extremely focused on companies operating in the banking, securities, trading, and payroll sectors.
Email-based attacks by ransomware groups on the rise
That’s according to Symantec who has worked to block a number of major campaigns involving the files.
Symantec detects ransomware variants created directly on mobile devices
“The surge in adoption of these new development techniques has been limited to a small subset of Android ransomware groups."
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?