'Every sixth social media scam globally impacts an Indian'

'Every sixth social media scam globally impacts an Indian'

India witnessed an increase of 156 percent in social media scams with every sixth scam globally impacting an Indian, security software firm Symantec has said

India still lucrative destination for cyber criminals: Report

India still lucrative destination for cyber criminals: Report

Although India has seen a steady decrease in the amount of spam originating from its land, it continues to rank as the third top source of overall malicious activity, including malware, phishing hosts and bots, a new report said 

India ranks third globally in financial Trojan infections

India ranks third globally in financial Trojan infections

India ranks third among countries with high number of financial Trojan infections, where cybercriminals defraud customers of online banking services, security solutions firm Symantec said on Tuesday.

'Cybercriminals using fake LinkedIn accounts to scam users'

 Cybercriminals are using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the networks of business professionals to scrape contact information and later use these to send spear-phishing emails, security solutions firm Symantec today said.

113 mn Indians lost Rs 16K on average to cyber crime: Norton

113 mn Indians lost Rs 16K on average to cyber crime: Norton

An estimated 113 million Indians lost about Rs 16,558 on an average to cyber crime in addition to the "emotional" stress caused by personal financial data breach, a report by software security firm Norton says.

Symantec discovers 'most sophisticated' spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage

Symantec discovers 'most sophisticated' spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage

A leading computer security company has said that it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen that has been used against a range of targets around the world for six years.

Symantec, Kaspersky downplay Beijing effort to exclude products

Kaspersky confirmed on Monday that authorities in Beijing had moved to restrict government purchases of software from non-Chinese companies.

Beijing to bar Symantec, Kaspersky anti-virus in procurement: Report

Kaspersky spokesman Alejandro Arango said: "We are investigating and engaging in conversations with Chinese authorities about this matter. It is too premature to go into any additional details at this time." 

Symantec appoints Adrian Jones as APJ Senior Vice President

Security software maker Symantec Corp Friday said it has appointed Adrian Jones as Senior Vice President for its Asia Pacific and Japan operations.

69% of targeted cyber attacks in India on large cos: Symantec

More than two-thirds of targeted cyber attacks in India are focused on large firms, with criminals willing to wait longer to strike for bigger rewards, security software maker Symantec said Thursday.

UK`s top hackers to compete for cyber security prize

As the attack on cyberspace worsens day by day, top hackers of UK will be competing in a challenge to test cyber security.

Symantec forecast falls short of estimates as PC market weakens

Symantec shares were down 12.5 percent in extended trading.

`India has third highest infection rate of ZeroAccess botnet`

ZeroAccess, which is one of the largest known botnets in existence, has infected more than 1.9 million computers globally on a given day in August this year with India having the third highest infection rate after the US and Japan, cyber security firm Symantec has said.

Researchers identify Chinese hacking group that attacks `high-value` targets

Researchers from security firm Symantec have reportedly unearthed a hacking group, based in China, which is believed to attack specific ` high-value` targets.

Hacker group in China linked to big cyber attacks: Symantec

Researchers have discovered a group of highly sophisticated hackers operating for hire out of China, a U.S computer security company said on Tuesday, and it linked them to some of the best-known espionage attacks in recent years.

Microsoft attacks Google in new ‘do not get scroogled by Gmail’ campaign

The new campaign encourages users of Google''s free e-mail service to dump it for Microsoft''s Outlook.com.

Microsoft, Symantec take down `$1mln a yr` botnet

Security experts from Microsoft and anti-virus specialists Symantec have shut down a botnet that was believed to be illegally raking in over one million dollars a year.

'Don't use social networking e-mail id for online banking'

Security software maker Symantec today advised internet users not to use e-mail ids being used for social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter for carrying out online banking or business transactions in order to prevent stealing of financial data.

60% Indian cos struggling to protect corporate data: Survey

According to the survey by IT security solutions provider Symantec, corporate data in Indian companies is expected to grow 67 percent in the next 12 months.

Flame creators make virus commit ‘suicide’

The creators of the world’s most complicated espionage virus Flame have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers.