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Symantec acquires NitroDesk for email security on Android

NitroDesk specializes in securing and managing corporate data in bring-your-own-device workplaces

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Symantec tailors sharper small business security suite with money-back guarantee

Norton Small Business works on Windows, OS X and Android with limited features for iOS

Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement

Bennett took over the security and backup company less than two years ago.

Botnet busts more for stunts than security, expert says

Microsoft and Symantec have touted taking down major botnets, but one expert calls their actions ineffective and aimed primarily at getting attention.

Symantec to shut down Backup Exec.cloud

The cloud-based backup and recovery service was introduced in February 2012.

CryptoLocker gang teams with botnet-builders on ransomware

The cyber-gang running the CryptoLocker extortion racket is splitting its ransomware take with criminal botnet owners, says Symantec, which is monitoring this underworld activity online.

Microsoft, Symantec battle fake credentials in malware

An alarming growth in malware signed with fraudulently obtained keys and code-signing certificates in order to trick users to download harmful code is prompting Microsoft and Symantec to push for tighter controls in the way the world's certificate authorities issue these keys used in code-signing.

Symantec seizes part of massive peer-to-peer botnet ZeroAccess

One of the largest botnets in existence has lost access to more than a quarter of the infected machines it controlled.

Symantec identifes 'Hidden Lynx' as hackers co-op

Security experts at Symantec say a single Chinese hacking group called "Hidden Lynx" is involved in a recent series of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. interests.

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Shadowlock Trojan demands odd ransom, Symantec says

Symantec has discovered a bizarre ransom Trojan that eschews the usual demand for payment in favor of asking its victims to fill in an online survey to get an unlock code.