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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.

Data breaches caused mostly by negligence and glitches, study finds

Almost two-thirds of data breaches in 2012 could be attributed to negligence or human error and system glitches, reported the eighth annual Ponemon Global Cost of a Data Breach study.

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Shylock Trojan aims for global targets, Symantec warns

The prodigious Shylock banking Trojan is still being upgraded and is apparently moving from its traditional targets in UK financial services to foreign ones, Symantec reports.

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Security researchers identify malware infecting U.S. banks

Security researchers from Symantec have identified an information-stealing Trojan program that was used to infect computer servers belonging to various U.S. financial institutions.

Symantec warns of malware targeting SQL databases

Symantec has spotted another odd piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iran and is designed to meddle with SQL databases.

Malware ransom draws big bucks, says a Symantec analysis

The problem of ransom malware has reached epidemic proportions and could be extracting fraudulent payments from as many as 3 percent of victims, a Symantec report has calculated.

Ransomware threats are increasing, Symantec warns

Ransomware activity is increasing in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, and security vendor Symantec expects new forms of malware to take a monetary focus.

Shamoon Malware Threatens to Wipe Your Drive

The malicious code -- also called Disttrack -- may be part of a directed attack at energy companies, but could take down other systems in its wake.