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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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, 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.

Symantec forecast falls short of estimates as PC market weakens

Symantec shares were down 12.5 percent in extended trading.

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.

'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.