symantec

Hacking

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
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
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
documentary

These Are the Data Centers Where Cybercriminals Hide

A new documentary shows how hackers went from storing data behind concrete walls and barbed wire to hiding it in plain sight.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.9.16
security

We Now Have Proof that Macs Can Get Ransomware

A security researcher has developed the first proof-of-concept of Mac OS X ransomware.
Joseph Cox
11.10.15
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