Are Locky and Dridex on Summer Vacation?

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A sudden drop in cybercrime activity related to major threat families Locky, Dridex, and Angler have Symantec cybersecurity experts taking note, but still keeping a vigilant eye on the associated malware gangs. One reason for the decrease may be the arrest of 50 people in Russia thought to be involved in the group behind the Lurk banking fraud.

Locky Dropoff

One of the most prevalent ransomware threats in 2016, Locky has shown a significant drop in activity during the month of June. Blocked Locky infections per week went from more than 3,000 in May to the low hundreds this month. That means that new Locky cases, either from spam campaigns or exploit kits, have dramatically fallen.

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(Figure 1. Blocked Locky infections by week, showing drop in activity over past two weeks)

Dridex Slowdown

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Symantec creates world’s largest GIN

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Symantec has combined its threat intelligence and Blue Coat Threat Intelligence into its Global Intelligence Network (GIN). This creates the security industry’s largest and most diverse set of threat data combining threat data results in 500,000 additional attacks being blocked for Symantec customers every day.

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And the power of this new data is evident to all from a micro (consumer) to macro (enterprise level). Two new attack campaigns and 137,000 new phishing campaigns have been uncovered.

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Symantec 101 – a guide for enterprise users

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Most of us have heard of Norton security products, but they are just the consumer tip of the Symantec iceberg. Underneath is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive enterprise cyber security companies – but that description does not do justice to its scope.

And even though it was founded back in 1982 the back story is just interesting history best regaled by the Wiki article here.

Because every company needs to reinvent itself regularly and, two things have happened over the past 12 months. First, it de-merged the Veritas business (essentially data recovery and backup) to the Carlyle Group for US$8 billion and second, it acquired the Blue Coat business (essentially network security, incident detection, and analytics) for US$4.65 billion.

What Blue Coat and Symantec have in common is a voracious appetite for acquiring technologies to expand their technology and offerings and a strong will to succeed. Greg Clark, the former CEO of Blue Coat is now the CEO of Symantec and Michael Fey, former COO of Blue Coat is the new COO of Symantec.

Symantec bills itself as the global leader in next-generation cyber security and says its breadth of offerings and capabilities – endpoint, email, servers, and cloud – makes it possible to solve all your most critical security needs. That is a bold statement – how does it stack up?

Its category range covers Threat Protection, Information Protection, Cyber Security Services, and Website Security. Within each of these is a subset of products that work seamlessly.

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Threat protection covers detection and blocking of threats for endpoints (desktops, mobile and now IoT devices), servers (bare metal and virtual), email, gateways, and cloud. It is backed by what is the largest global telemetry operation providing intelligence on what is happening.

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Start your protection with Norton Security Scan

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Use Norton Security Scan to determine if your system has been infected with viruses, malware, spyware, or other threats. Newly added — the Cookie Manager that you can use to check for suspicious or dangerous cookies and remove those that raise a concern.

Installation instructions:

 

  1. Click “Install Now” button above.
  2. The downloaded file “Setup.exe” will appear at the bottom left corner of your browser window.
  3. Double click the file to run it.
  4. You’re done!

Norton Security Scan:

  • Built by Norton, the global leader in security software.
  • Runs in the background — won’t interrupt your work or play.
  • Won’t swallow up memory and hard disk space.
  • Fast, easy, accurate, and best of all FREE.

The power and speed of Norton scan technology, available to you for

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Norton provides A Suite of Chrome Security Extensions

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For 25 years Norton by Symantec has been providing anti-virus and anti-malware solutions for personal and business computing. In recent years the leader in online security has shifted primarily to business-oriented software, but they still offer a number of consumer products under the Norton namesake.

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Why subscription marketers need to embrace the prospect theory

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Conversion rate optimization (CRO) was originally defined as the art and science of increasing your website’s propensity to turn visitors into customers.

However, the expansion of the subscription model into our daily lives has now stretched that definition to include customer retention and reduction of churn rate.

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Ways to Stay Safe When Shopping This Holiday Season

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The shopping season is coming and in case you’re a cutting edge purchaser will do in any event some of your holiday shopping on the internet. The issue is that probably the most hazardous places on the web aren’t spots offering items and administrations. So while that super uncommon arrangement on the most blazing new toy or contraption may appear to be difficult to oppose, you’ll be paying for it on numerous occasions in the event that you buy from a traded off site.

holiday shopping onlineOne of the most exceedingly awful things that can happen when you’re utilizing the Internet is for your budgetary data to be bargained, yet that is precisely what can happen when you utilize the Internet for buys. An outsider aggressor can access your money related data and wreak destruction on your ledger through vindictive or fake sites.

In the event that you plan to do any web based shopping this year, it’s imperative to know how to distinguish a safe online site. The most ideal approach to shield yourself from cybercriminals is to be instructed about web based shopping dangers, and the recourses accessible to you.

What are fake and malicious websites?

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What is the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate?

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In 1994, the principal online buy crossed the World Wide Web: a substantial pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and additional cheese from Pizza Hut. Throughout the following 20 years, e-business has detonated into a clamoring economy, surpassing $1.2 trillion in deals in 2013.

This development in online buys rests upon an establishment of trust. Consumers trust that the websites they use to track finances and make online purchases are secure & legitimate largely because of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates. also called that little green lock in the URL bar of the program.

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Which Android Antivirus Apps Perform Best

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Most security stories are characteristically terrible news — either there’s some better approach to bargain your framework, or some old way that is now trading off it. It’s invigorating, then, to discover that in the realm of Android security, you’re likely in great hands, regardless of which antivirus program you have introduced.

Another study from AV-TEST affirms that right around 30 driving Android security programs make a splendidly decent showing with regards to of protecting telephones and tablets.

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Symantec Norton Security Deluxe 2017

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Just a modest bunch of brands have as much weight in the security suite as Symantec’s Norton. The 2017 version of Symantec Norton Security Deluxe proceeds with a long convention of choice security, as affirmed by autonomous labs and my own hands-on testing and assessment. Introduced in Windows, it’s a top-level security suite, and Mac clients additionally get a suite, not only an antivirus. Concerning the Android release, it’s an Editors’ Choice. Bolster for iOS is quite constrained, yet that is average. By and large, the suite is superb, however it’s barely short of an Editors’ Choice honor. Continue reading