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Newly Uncovered 'SowBug' Cyber-Espionage Group Stealing Diplomatic Secrets Since 2015

Newly Uncovered 'SowBug' Cyber-Espionage Group Stealing Diplomatic Secrets Since 2015

November 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
A previously unknown hacking and cyber-espionage group that has been in operation since at least 2015 have conducted a series of highly t...
Symantec Connects 40 Cyber Attacks to CIA Hacking Tools Exposed by Wikileaks

Symantec Connects 40 Cyber Attacks to CIA Hacking Tools Exposed by Wikileaks

April 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have confirmed that the alleged CIA hacking tools recently exposed by WikiLeaks have been used against at least 40 ...
Symantec API Flaws reportedly let attackers steal Private SSL Keys and Certificates

Symantec API Flaws reportedly let attackers steal Private SSL Keys and Certificates

March 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has disclosed critical issues in the processes and third-party API used by Symantec certificate resellers to deliv...
Google Chrome to Distrust Symantec SSLs for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates

Google Chrome to Distrust Symantec SSLs for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates

March 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Google announced its plans to punish Symantec by gradually distrusting its SSL certificates after the company was caught improperly issui...
More than 1,400 Financial institutions in 88 Countries targeted by Banking Trojan in 2013

More than 1,400 Financial institutions in 88 Countries targeted by Banking Trojan in 2013

December 22, 2013Swati Khandelwal
As the year draws to a close, we have seen the number of emerging threats like advance phishing attacks from the Syrian Electronic Army , fi...
Linux worm targeting Routers, Set-top boxes and Security Cameras with PHP-CGI Vulnerability

Linux worm targeting Routers, Set-top boxes and Security Cameras with PHP-CGI Vulnerability

November 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Symantec researcher has discovered a new Linux worm, targeting machine-to-machine devices, and exploits a PHP vulnerability ( CVE-2012-18...
Japanese word processor 'Ichitaro' zero-day attack discovered in the wild

Japanese word processor 'Ichitaro' zero-day attack discovered in the wild

November 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
Japanese most popular word processing software ' Ichitaro ' and Multiple Products are vulnerable to a zero day Remote Code Execu...
Stuxnet 0.5 : Symantec study reveals Stuxnet was dated 2005

Stuxnet 0.5 : Symantec study reveals Stuxnet was dated 2005

February 27, 2013Anonymous
Today social media are spreading a shocking news, authors of Stuxnet virus that hit Iranian nuclear program in 2010 according a new res...
Cross Platform Trojan builder distributed on underground forums

Cross Platform Trojan builder distributed on underground forums

February 14, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Cross platform back door ' Frutas ' remote access tool (RAT) is available for download on many forums from January 2013. This ...
Bamital botnet servers seized by Microsoft and Symantec

Bamital botnet servers seized by Microsoft and Symantec

February 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
Microsoft teamed up with Symantec to take down a nasty malware affecting thousands upon thousands of PCs. Bamital botnet  hijacked peopl...
Chinese Hackers hit New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Chinese Hackers hit New York Times and Wall Street Journal

February 01, 2013Mohit Kumar
The New York Times says Chinese hackers probably working for the military or Chinese government have carried out sustained attacks on i...
Malware in your Mouse can act as RAT for Cyber Criminals

Malware in your Mouse can act as RAT for Cyber Criminals

October 30, 2012Mohit Kumar
Recently we reported about that  Symantec provide overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity via its Internet Security Thr...
400 million new variants of malware created in a year

400 million new variants of malware created in a year

October 28, 2012Mohit Kumar
Symantec provide overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity via its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) , with a exclus...
Spam campaign tricking thousands with shortened .gov URLs

Spam campaign tricking thousands with shortened .gov URLs

October 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
Symantec has reported an increase in spam messages containing .gov URLs. Cybercriminals are using 1.usa.gov links in their spam campaig...
Beginner Guide to SSL Certificates

Beginner Guide to SSL Certificates

October 17, 2012Mohit Kumar
The Internet has created many new global business opportunities for enterprises conducting online commerce. However, the many security r...