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Symantec sells off enterprise business for $10.7 billion

Symantec sold off its enterprise security business to chipmaker Broadcom for $10.7 billion, but will retain consumer cyber safety business. The deal, which includes the Symantec brand name, was approved by Symantec’s board of directors and is expected to close before the end of the year, but still must pass standard regulatory approvals. Symantec will…
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Broadcom flips Symantec to Accenture Security

Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business has been purchased by Accenture Security from Broadcom, almost five months to the day from when the latter firm paid $11 billion for the unit. Accenture announced the acquisition on January 7 which includes Symantec’s enterprise level business unit that operates six security operations centers located in the United States,…
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Malware variants and spam rates skyrocket in October

Fueled by the Mirai botnet Symantec's October 2016 intelligence report saw the number of unique malware variants experience a massive uptick, while at the same time the lead up to the presidential election helped power a spike in election-related spam.
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Symantec now protecting one billion IoT devices

Symantec reported today that its security software is now protecting more than 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices and as this number expands so will security risks associated with these products.
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81 potentially dangerous apps from in the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store joined Google Play and the Apple Store as a host for illegal apps after Symantec found 81 available for download. These apps disguised themselves as pertaining to sports, news, utilities and games, but in fact were fronts for gambling and pornography apps. These Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) had well-known brand names such…
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