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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.