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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 Awards First Prize in Global Hackathon to Four South African Students July 19, 2018
South African team wins #Hackathon4Justice competition promoting crime prevention and cyber security skills Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced Team ‘Wakanda Vibes’ from South Africa as the winner of its recent hackathon hosted in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Africa Teen Geeks organization. From July 9-11, 2018 at Symantec’s Mountain View campus, four teams from across South Africa, Bolivia, Indonesia and the United States competed for three days to develop educational games and applications that teach values around social justice and respect for the rule of law relating to crime. Hackathon participants created various applications that focused on: Human trafficking, highlighting the importance of tackling this crime, and providing users with quick, useful resources to get information about the topic and report it to authorities as needed. The online risks that social media can...
Symantec Discovers That Banking Threat Actor Mealybug Is Now Aggressively Distributing Threats for Other Groups for Profit July 18, 2018
Mealybug’s business model evolved from lone threat actor to global distributor, collecting profits from other threat groups Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that Symantec’s advanced threat research group has discovered that activities undertaken by threat group Mealybug have evolved from maintaining and delivering its own custom banking Trojan to operating as a distributor of threats for other groups that operate similarly to steal information from targeted organizations. When Mealybug was first identified in 2014, it used custom malware called Emotet to spread Trojans that would then steal online banking credentials from computer users in Europe. New Symantec telemetry now reveals that Emotet is focused on U.S. targets and is also being used to spread Qakbot, a separate family of banking Trojans. Both Emotet and Qakbot have self-propagating capabilities, which allow the threats to spread aggressively once on a network. “We...
Symantec Announces Industry’s First Integrated Email Threat Isolation Solution to Render Advanced Email Attacks Harmless July 17, 2018
Innovation represents major step forward in the fight against sophisticated phishing, account takeover, and ransomware attacks Symantec Corp (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, has introduced Email Threat Isolation, which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices by helping to protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks. Symantec is the first and currently only vendor to offer a complete and integrated email security solution with threat isolation technology for enterprise email, which protects customers from the kind of sophisticated email attacks that are so prevalent in the cloud generation. “Despite significant efforts by our industry to detect and block email-borne threats, messaging remains the primary vector for malware and scams within the enterprise. The industry requires a paradigm shift to properly secure messaging, and we are excited to be bringing the innovation of integrated isolation...

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