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Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats.

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Symantec Confirms Receipt of Director Nominations August 16, 2018
No Stockholder Action Required at This Time Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today issued the following statement in response to the submission by Starboard Value (“Starboard”), of five nominees to stand for election to the Symantec Board of Directors at Symantec’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“2018 Annual Meeting”). Symantec maintains open communications with its stockholders and values constructive input that advances the goal of creating value for all stockholders. Over the last several weeks, we have had a dialogue with Starboard and we plan to continue these discussions. The Nominating and Governance Committee of the Symantec Board (the “Committee”) is responsible for identifying individuals qualified to become members of the Symantec Board and recommending to the Board the director nominees to be put before stockholders at each annual meeting. To that end, the Committee is evaluating the nominations put forth by Starboard consistent with established policies. The Company’s...
Symantec Provides Key Intelligence to FBI for 74 Cybercriminal Arrests August 15, 2018
Alleged Fraudsters Arrested in The United States and Abroad for Business Email Compromise Schemes Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today revealed that its intelligence on nearly 1.6 million phishing sites helped the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies identify and arrest 74 alleged cybercriminals for Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals. Operation Wire Wire was conducted over a six-month period using intelligence from Symantec’s Project Dolphin, which spots phishing sites using a one-of-a-kind technique to compare new webpages to known legitimate sites. The coordinated effort culminated with 74 arrests in the United States and overseas, seizure of nearly $2.4 million, and the disruption and recovery of approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers. “The Symantec Security Response team responsible for developing Project Dolphin and...
Symantec Discovers New Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting Middle Eastern Government and Business Organizations August 14, 2018
Leafminer Attack Group Attempts to Infiltrate Targets Through Various Means of Intrusion Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, announced the new discovery of a cyber espionage campaign from a group called Leafminer, which has been targeting government organizations and business verticals across the Middle East since at least early 2017. Leafminer attempts to infiltrate target networks using three main techniques for intrusion: watering hole websites, vulnerability scans of network services on the internet, and brute-force/dictionary login attempts. The group’s post-compromise toolkit suggests that it is looking for email data, files and database servers on compromised target systems. “Leafminer’s interest in email data indicates that espionage is the primary motivation,” said Einar Oftedal, vice president, Detection Research at Symantec. “The group is highly active and uses publicly available tools that don’t generally set off alerts, along with...

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