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Anonymous Member Pleads Guilty In Abortion Website Hacking
2012-03-11 06:14:11

A 27-year-old British man who says he is affiliated with the international cybercrime group Anonymous has pleaded guilty to hacking into, defacing, and stealing records from the website of an abortion provider. According to AFP reports, James Jeffery, a resident of Wednesbury, West Midlands, was arrested Friday after breaking into the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), swiping the records of approximately 10,000 women who had registered with the website, and...

Police Equipment Supplier, Antivirus Company Latest Anonymous Targets
2012-03-09 14:42:54

In continued retaliation for FBI arrests of five LulzSec members earlier this week, hackers affiliated with Anonymous have attacked a law enforcement website and released additional source code previously obtained from the publishers of the Norton Antivirus line of products. PCMag's Sara Yin, the Friday attacks were carried out by members of AntiSec -- a cybercrime collective originally co-founded by members of LulzSec and Anonymous -- and were the group's latest acts of retribution...

Anonymous Attack Tool Infects Its Own Users With Zeus Trojan
2012-03-05 05:41:01

Hackers who have downloaded a tool to help Anonymous launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks may also have unwittingly downloaded a piece of malware that has compromised their online banking accounts, a U.S. security firm has revealed. According to John Leyden of The Register, Symantec, the developers of Norton Antivirus software, discovered that those who have recently downloaded the Anonymous 'Slowloris' tool used "to flood websites with open connections and ultimately knock...

After Extortion Attempt, Hacker Releases Symantec Source Code
2012-02-08 08:25:26

Source code belonging to Symantec Corporation that had been stolen in 2006 and held for ransom over the past month has been released by a group apparently associated with the hacking collective Anonymous. Symantec recently confirmed to CNET that law enforcement posing as employees of the antivirus firm had been in contact with a hacker known as Yamatough, who tried to get $50,000 out of the company to keep the code private. Negotiations, which transpired between the hacker and a person...

Symantec Offers $50,000 To Keep Source Code Private
2012-02-07 10:32:04

Members of hacking network Anonymous released an email thread Monday claiming that Symantec Corporation offered $50,000 in return for promising to keep the source code tied to its PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus tools private. That deal, however, fell through, according to the AnonymousIRC Twitter account (http://twitter.com/anonymousirc), and the group said the code will be released for free to the Internet at large. CNET received confirmation from Symantec that it had offered to pay...

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2012-01-26 14:20:50

In an official announcement on its website, the Internet security giant Symantec advised customers to stop using its pcAnywhere software amid fears related to a recent security breach. The company explained in a web post that a group of Indian hackers had stolen old source code, exposing the remote access program to increased security risks. A statement on its website recommended that users disable the program “until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve...

Symantec Says Source Code Stolen In 2006
2012-01-18 12:25:27

Symantec said on Tuesday that the hackers who obtained a portion of the security software's source code did so in a 2006 attack. The security software maker said in a statement that hackers have source code for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton SystemWorks, and PCAnywhere from 2006. "Upon investigation of the claims made by Anonymous regarding source code disclosure, Symantec believes that the disclosure was the result of a theft of source code that...

Hackers Threaten To Release Norton Source Code Tuesday
2012-01-15 04:26:26

The Norton Antivirus source code stolen by hackers earlier this month will be released in its entirety this upcoming Tuesday, an individual known only as "Yama Tough" said on Saturday. According to Reuters, Yama Tough, who has released source code from Symantec products and emails from the Norton developers over the past week, tweeted, "This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," on January 14. In an article published online in The Times of...

Symantec Confirms Theft of Antivirus Source Code
2012-01-07 06:20:47

Officials at Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus, have confirmed earlier reports that cybercriminals successfully obtained a portion of the security software's source code and published it online earlier this week. In a Friday afternoon report, Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times said that company spokesman Cris Paden confirmed the hacking. The programming code obtained was for two of Symantec's antivirus products for businesses -- Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec...

2011-12-06 16:00:00

Summarizing data from 2011, OPSWAT's antivirus market share report announces the leading antivirus vendors and products. The report also features Windows OS usage and backup application market share. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 OPSWAT released their quarterly antivirus market share report today, with an additional section featuring backup applications. The report announces 2011âs leading antivirus vendors and products in North America and worldwide, as well as...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.