symantec

tech

Why Is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?

Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. Do you still need it to protect yourself today?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.18
russian hackers

The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.9.18
malware

Symantec: A Cryptocurrency Mining Malware 'Arms Race' Is Looming

The scheme is ramping up as cryptocurrencies become more valuable.
Jordan Pearson
12.20.17
malware

20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US

And infection rates could rise.
Jordan Pearson
11.9.17
Self-Doxing

‘Lone Wolf’ Criminal Hacker Gets Doxed Thanks To Series Of Dumb Mistakes

A cybercriminal from Eastern Europe who has been hacking a Chinese company for years appears to have carelessly exposed his own real identity.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.17
Technology

Security researchers link North Korea to massive WannaCry ransomware hack

Noah Kulwin
5.15.17
Vault 7

CIA's Alleged Hacking Tools Now Linked to 40 Hacks Around the World

In all, Symantec has identified targets in 16 countries, based on information Wikileaks has published.
Joseph Cox
4.10.17
crime

Authorities Just Shut Down One of the World’s Largest Malware Networks

More than 800,000 domains were seized, sinkholed , or blocked in 'Operation Avalanche', an effort by law enforcement authorities and researchers in 30 countries.
Andrada Fiscutean
12.1.16
The Hacks We Can't See

Scanning Code for Viruses Is No Longer a Job for Humans

Only a tiny percentage of code analysis is still done by humans.
Andrada Fiscutean
7.25.16
privacy

A Controversial Surveillance Firm Was Granted a Powerful Encryption Certificate

Blue Coat Systems, whose spying technology has been detected in Sudan, Iran and Syria, was granted the power to sign its own encryption certificates.
Joseph Cox
5.27.16
crime & drugs

North Korea May Be Using Cyberattacks to Rob Banks

Cyber-security researchers found that the code used in three recent banks heists in Asia was the same type used to hack into Sony Pictures in 2014, which the FBI blamed on North Korea.
VICE News and Reuters
5.27.16
News

Porn Spambots Have Taken Over At Least 2,500 Twitter Accounts In Two Weeks

A campaign targeting accounts with thousands of followers hit at least 2,500 victims in two weeks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.24.16
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