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Symantec: SWIFT Malware Evident in Other Bank Attacks

Posted on May 26th, 2016.

Security firm Symantec has claimed that the malware used in the $81 million cyberheist from Bangladesh Central Bank’s Federal Reserve account has been linked to another cyberattack – a Philippines-based bank. In a blog post today, Symantec said it found evidence that a bank in the Philippines was also the target of the group that...

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Netflix Phishing And Malware Campaigns Build Growing Black Market

Posted on February 12th, 2016.

Netflix’s expansion to 130 new regions has boosted the market for stolen Netflix passwords, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. Netflix’s streaming service is currently available in 190 regions. Symantec noted that phishing campaigns and malware are targeting Netflix users’ information. The...

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Hackers Target U.S., U.K. And India Finance Employees With Trojans

Posted on January 20th, 2016.

Two families of remote-access Trojans (RATs) have infiltrated small companies in the U.S., the U.K. and India since early 2015 and have stolen money, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. The attackers are using Trojan.Nancrat and Backdoor.Breut, which are publicly-available., and have stolen...

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Corporate Spies Hack Billion Dollar Corporations

Posted on July 9th, 2015.

As early as 2013 Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft reported they had been compromised by a zero day Java exploit. Symantec believes they have identified a group of corporate spies responsible for the hacks and linked them to many more high-profile crimes. The team of hackers has a suite of internally developed tools at their...

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Regin Malware, Commonly Associated With NSA, Found on German Government Laptop

Posted on December 30th, 2014.

A senior aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel has supposedly become a victim of a computer virus linked to the United States and United Kingdom, according to various German news reports.