September 16, 2011

Norton to introduce multiple devices security solution

by Kerry Butters

Symantec, the makers of AV solution Norton, has announced plans to release a new product that will protect customers across multiple devices. Norton One is intended to be a personalised product that gives consumers “the option to select a combination of solutions” to provide a more secure browsing environment across different platforms. The new service […]




May 26, 2011

Spammers find new way to evade spam filters

by Jan Harris

Security specialist Symantec has identified a new technique which spammers are using to escape detection by anti-spam products. The company has identified a large domain parking service being used spammers. Domain parking services allow companies or individuals to register an Internet domain name without using it for services. This allows them to use the domain […]




March 2, 2011

Symantec reports increase in collaborative malware

by Jan Harris

In its MessageLabs Intelligence Report for February, Symantec reported an increase in attacks using multiple malware botnets in an effort to evade detection. The company identified collaborative attacks employing Zeus, SpyEye and Bredolab malware. Attacks with multiple malware families and botnets have been found to be coming from a single source since late January. MessageLabs’ […]




February 22, 2011

Symantec warns of Mubarak scam

by Jan Harris

Symantec is warning of a new email scam which takes advantage of the crisis in Egypt. On his blog, Paul Wood, senior analyst at Symantec, warns of a new 419 scam, or ‘advance-fee fraud’, which tricks the recipient of the email into sending large sums of money by promising they will receive a significantly larger […]




February 17, 2011

Government promises £63m to combat cyber crime

by Jan Harris

One area that the Government isn’t imposing cuts is cyber security and it has now promised £63m funding for the police to fight cyber crime over the next four years. The funding will be allocated to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) and the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) from the Government’s £650m national […]




December 9, 2010

WikiLeaks spam carries malware

by Jan Harris

Security firm Symantec has warned that an email attachment named ‘WikiLeaks’ harbours a virus that can steal passwords and other data. The virus, which is carried in a PDF attachment, is targeted at a government body according to a blog post by Symantec operations engineer Tony Millington. The email reads “the release of thousands of […]




December 8, 2010

Which? claims security firms penalise early upgraders

by Jan Harris

Consumer watchdog Which? has warned consumers they could be losing out when they renew their anti-virus software before their existing subscription has expired. Which? claims that when customers accept discounted offers from both AVG and Symantec, they lose any time still remaining on their existing subscription. Existing customers received discounted offers, which allow them to […]




October 14, 2010

UK’s GCHQ at Cyber Terrorism frontline

by Jan Harris

The Stuxnet worm which attacked computers at the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran earlier this month brought cyber terrorism to the world’s attention. The sophisticated Stuxnet attacked industrial systems designed by Siemens around the world and vividly demonstrated the ability of a computer malware to cause an effect in the real world, taking cyber terrorism […]




April 15, 2010

Symantec announces four new business security solutions

by Darren Allan

Symantec has just announced four new security suites to aid IT departments in the battle against malware. Symantec believes this quartet of solutions are needed because there hasn’t been a more dangerous time in the business world when it comes to vulnerabilities and exploits. The company’s 2010 State of Enterprise Security Report, a study of […]