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Symantec and Fortinet partner together

The Channel Post Staff
Symantec and Fortinet partner together to integrate Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Also, Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform.

Financial Malware 2.5 Times More Prevalent Than Ransomware: Symantec

Chris N. Fernando
New research from Symantec reveals that while ransomware continues to earn the lion’s share of attention (particularly as of late with WannaCry), financial threats are in fact 2.5 times more prevalent according to Symantec detection data. Other key findings from Symantec’s research: Attackers study their victims’ network: The Dridex downloader checks for financial software packages before attackers manually access the computer to carry out fraudulent transactions; other threats wait until the end of the month, when many businesses make bulk transactions, before […]

Symantec releases its annual threat report

Subha Bhargavi
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) suggests that the Cyber criminals revealed new levels of ambition in 2016 – a year marked by extraordinary attacks, including multi-million-dollar virtual bank heists and overt attempts to sabotage organizations by state-sponsored groups including Shamoon, and record-breaking DDoS attacks that were carried out by infecting IoT devices. The UAE’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Profile improved with its world ranking dropping from 41 in 2015 to 51 in 2016. In the Middle East and Africa, […]

PowerShell Threats are Surging: Symantec

Chris N. Fernando
Malicious PowerShell scripts are on the rise, as attackers are using the framework’s flexibility to download their payloads, traverse through a compromised network, and carry out reconnaissance. Symantec analyzed PowerShell malware samples to find out how much of a danger they posed.