January 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Symantec now claims that the company's own networks were in fact breached back in 2006, leading to the loss of proprietary product data: "...an investigation into the matter had revealed that the company's networks had indeed been compromised"...
January 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The technique is always the same: ridicule the opponents, show their inability to secure their networks, and express disagreement with the decisions and policies pursued by companies and government organizations...
January 16, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
YamaTough, spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, informed Infosec Island of plans to release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere. The release is to be made prior to the threatened exposure of the full source code for the Norton antivirus...
January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines
A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...
January 12, 2012 Added by:John Linkous
SIEM tools are highly focused on events. Even in cases where a SIEM can look outside of the world of events at one or two other pieces of data - say, at network traffic - that’s still woefully inadequate. We certainly need events and network traffic data...
January 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman
The biggest vulnerability of PCI DSS is that it’s about 10 years behind the curve. When people in the PCI DSS Security Council in Europe confess to never having heard of DLP and when the standard places an obsessive emphasis on anti-virus, you know you're still in Kansas...
January 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The information was obtained by hacking India's military computer network. The Indian intelligence agencies were in possession of the source code thanks to an agreement with Symantec. The source code seems to be part of the Norton Antivirus version 2006...
January 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
YamaTough provided Infosec Island with compelling evidence that he did indeed have the secret sauce and planned to release it in order to embarrass Symantec over Indian government policies towards obtaining source code to eavesdrop on cell phones and other communications...
January 06, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza
The best part, the archive file that YamaTough floated does not contain any code that does the actual scanning for viruses. That's the good news, now for the part that would keep me awake tonight if I were a developer in the Norton Anti-virus team...
January 05, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
"Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code has been accessed. Symantec’s own network was not breached, but rather that of a third party entity. We are still gathering information on the details and are not in a position to provide specifics on the third party involved..."
January 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines
YamaTough has posted more information from the alleged breach on Google+ in an effort to prove this is not a spoof, an excerpt is as follows...
January 05, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
Infosec Island has been provided with a file that appears to contain source code for the 2006 version of Norton antivirus. We have provided Symantec with the file and are awaiting their analysis. We will not be releasing the file due to the sensitive nature of the information...
January 03, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
The most painful lesson the Stratfor hack is about to demonstrate is the importance of email security. Anonymous will be recruiting volunteers to analyze the 3.3 million emails they stole that have the potential for real harm equal to the infamous WikiLeaks State Department leak...
January 03, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
I'm not accusing Michael Mooney of being involved. I am, however, stating that attacks by insiders who hold a grudge against their employer are common and Mooney's position along with the circumstances around his departure will certainly be explored by law enforcement...
How many more companies believe they can get by with half-baked security? Why are budgets being cut for information security by CIOs who just don’t get it? Why is it that organizations do business with other organizations without performing due diligence on the entity?
December 27, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
While many of us were nestled in our beds and enjoying Christmas day with family and friends, opening our gifts and downing the holiday grog, a nasty lump of coal was left once again under the tree for Stratfor by the LulzSec/Lulzboat crew...
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