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Companies to increase spending on IT security training this year: Study

Companies to increase spending on IT security training this year: Study

A significant number of companies could increase their spending on training their IT staff on security training as the global cyber threat landscape evolves at a rapid pace.

Jun 07, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Symantec says highly likely North Korea group behind ransomware attacks

Symantec says highly likely North Korea group behind ransomware attacks

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.

May 23, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
1.1 billion identities exposed by cyber criminals in data breaches in 2016: Symantec

1.1 billion identities exposed by cyber criminals in data breaches in 2016: Symantec

In a major breach of data across the globe, 1.1 billion identities were exposed by cyber criminals in 2016, as per a report by Symantec. The number is almost double that compared in 2015.

Apr 26, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Beware of fake apps this Valentine's Day

Beware of fake apps this Valentine's Day

One should not visit links sent by people that are out of contact for a long time.

Feb 13, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

AI-powered IBM Watson to help Indian enterprises go digital

The year 2017 is predicted to be that of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning -- redefining the way humans communicate with devices to not only improve daily life but also boost businesses, even in India.

Dec 12, 2016, 13:06 PM IST
Symantec to acquire identity theft protection services company ​LifeLock in $2.3-billion deal

Symantec to acquire identity theft protection services company ​LifeLock in $2.3-billion deal

Symantec Corp said it was acquiring U.S. identity theft protection services company LifeLock Inc for an enterprise value of $2.3 billion.

Nov 21, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
More than 55% millennials in India have experienced cybercrime: Report

More than 55% millennials in India have experienced cybercrime: Report

Over 55 per cent of millennials (born between 1980-2000) in India have experienced cybercrime in the past year and globally, millennials are the most commonly affected victims, with 40 per cent experiencing it last year, a report revealed on Saturday.

Nov 19, 2016, 18:53 PM IST
'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

Apr 22, 2016, 17:06 PM IST
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 

Apr 21, 2016, 21:11 PM IST
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.

Mar 29, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

'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.

Dec 07, 2015, 18:55 PM IST
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.

Nov 19, 2015, 14:32 PM IST
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.

Nov 24, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2014, 09:28 AM IST

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." 

Aug 04, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2014, 00:14 AM IST

Symantec forecast falls short of estimates as PC market weakens

Symantec shares were down 12.5 percent in extended trading.

Oct 24, 2013, 10:36 AM IST

`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.

Oct 02, 2013, 18:10 PM IST