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Symantec CorpSymantec experts have found 469 new vulnerabilities, which is 13 % higher than in August 2012.

Symantec has introduced a virus activity report for August 2013. Experts analyzed the level of spam, the most common scams on social networks, the number of malicious programs for mobile devices, and phishing attacks.

The authors of the study say that the most popular form of fraud in social networks has been spreading false information about the sale of the goods at a discount. These scams invite social network users to join a fake event or group with incentives such as free gift cards. This type of attack accounted for 82 % of all attacks carried out in the social networks. (more…)

Symantec CorpAt the time of release Windows 8.1, Symantec has announced a new version of Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus. In addition to compatibility with the new operating system Windows 8.1 products have been fundamental changes in the system of protection, performance, and usability.

Gerry Egan, director of product management at Symantec, said: “According to research by Symantec, the number of web-attacks increased by 30% in 2012. One of the reasons was the high frequency of detection of faulty vulnerabilities on sites that use cyberhawks. As a result, users can be attacked even when they visit the official web-site. With the latest versions of Norton, we offer a comprehensive security system to protect against today’s threats, and does not affect the performance.”

Key enhancements in the latest version are new advanced recovery features that use Internet resources to repair the system files Windows, that have been hacked by malware. There have also been changes in the behavioral analysis engine based SONAR, which can detect and block dangerous sites, trying to hide among of Windows. (more…)

Symantec CorpSymantec reported the detection of new threats in the Android app store.

Service Symantec Security Response has found 14 applications that allow attackers without the user’s direct requests from the device to external resources. Symantec Security Response has detected 14 malicious applications published by the same developer. These applications make the request with the user’s device by directing traffic to a web site needed attackers.

Malicious code running in the background, posing as part of the operating system Android. It receives signals from a number of control servers (C & C), and constantly waiting for the next command request over HTTP. This scheme provides remote management of a wide range of ways you can use. For example, it can help to generate revenue in the systems for the transition to monetize advertising links and banners. (more…)

Symantec CorpAmerican developer Symantec has announced the update of its line of products to protect your PC on a Windows platform to version 20.4.

Solutions Norton Antivirus 2013 v20.4, Norton Internet Security 2013 v20.4 and  Norton 360 2013 v20.4 can boast mainly fixes a variety of “bugs” and some user interface enhancements.

Perhaps the most noticeable change in Norton 20.4 for users who have installed the app is also free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as additional protection will fix that no longer allows Norton to block and tag MBAM as incompatible software. (more…)

Symantec CorpSymantec has announced the release of the updated version of Norton Studio tools for workstations running Windows 8.

This utility works as an integrated control panel for rapid access to all products Norton, installed on your computer.

The program Norton Studio designed and optimized specifically for Windows 8  interface. It allows users to centrally manage antivirus Norton, installed on different computers and devices, and view the necessary information. The new release, as reported by the official services, not included global improvement, but it will be more stable and fast. (more…)

Symantec CorpSymantec yesterday warned of the discovery of a new malware that may already steal data from thousands of infected devices in less than two weeks.

New malware Android.Exprespam was first detected in mid-January, and according to virus analysts, it is active for at least two weeks.

Despite the brief period, the antivirus company points out that the code was able to make his victims many thousands of users. “Our data – this is only a small fraction of the total, indicating that from 13 to 20 January 3000 was no less affected” – said Yoji Hamada, Analyst Symantec. “Based on our analysis, we can say that the scammers have stolen from 75 000 to 450 000 users”. (more…)

Symantec CorpAnti-virus company Symantec warned about finding a new wave of programs for extortion, blackmail people and trying to extort money from them.

According to Symantec, the program blackmailer require a user to transfer money, otherwise threatened by removing all data from your computer.

In Symantec says the threat of the program are in fact fictitious and malicious code does not erase, but simply trying to cash in on the naive user. “This is another attempt to take advantage of human weakness cyberhawks in an unusual situation,” – wrote in a blog Symantec antivirus expert Jeet Morparia.

According to him, the program-extortionists – are one of the oldest classes of malicious programs on the market today. According to Symantec, the first examples of programs blackmailer appeared about seven years ago and since then, they periodically come up on the horizon, always finding their victims, who are willing to pay the criminals so that they did not remove the data from the user’s computer. (more…)

Symantec CorpExperts believe that the information from the server is kidnapped with this type of Trojan.

Researchers for the production of software in the field of information security and antivirus Symantec claimed that many U.S. financial institutions are losing information due to virus Stabuniq. The virus was detected in mail servers, proxy servers and gateways, which are owned by different financial institutions, including banks and credit unions.

According to information provided on the official website of Symantec, nearly half of the unique IP-addresses found in Trojan.Stabuniq, owned by home users, and 11% – companies that are engaged in online security, and 39% – U.S. financial institutions.

According to specialists, Stabuniq during the existence of infected fewer computers than the Trojans. This statistic shows that the authors of the virus using it for targeted attacks on specific categories of users and organizations. Most of the IP-addresses, infected computers are in the eastern United States. (more…)

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Cyber threats 2013

The main part of cyber attacks will focus on smart phones, social networks and the government.

Researchers at Symantec presented their forecast of the threat of cyber security in the coming year. According to them, the main “victims” of malicious users and programs become mobile operating systems, social networks and government sites.

Experts point out that next year will be more aggressive attack and will serve to demonstrate the power. Despite the further spread of fraudulent schemes and espionage attacks, in the majority, will be political hue.

“Governments, organizations or special interests will use cyber attacks to demonstrate their power and to express themselves,” – said in Symantec. (more…)

Symantec CorpSymantec has released a new version of its enterprise antivirus Endpoint Protection 12.1.2, designed to work with virtualized environments VMware, as well as with Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Product release with support for vShield, used to protect virtual machines running hypervisors VMware, was a necessary step after the company released a similar solution Trend Micro, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and others.

Package of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.2 is used to scan, detect, block and neutralize viruses on Windows-based computers that are running systems VMware, with the same efficiency, which provides a package of SEP in ordinary physical environments, without the use of VMware. Says Michael Marfise, director of Symantec’s products, Scan-duplication successfully ported to vShield. As a result, anti-virus protection is now consuming less resources and faster for systems running hypervisor ESX, through the use of architecture without vShield agent module.

An updated version of SEP 12.1 also supports the latest Microsoft Windows 8 platform and Apple Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. This is an important and mandatory for innovation solutions, designed to be a reliable defensive tool in today’s corporate environment, their diverse client platforms. (more…)