Microsoft has used a court order to take control of computers that were installing ransomware and other malicious software on local government networks and threatening to disrupt the November US election.
Broadcom has agreed to buy Symantec’s division that serves business customers for $10.7-billion in cash, adding software designed to keep hackers out of corporate systems.
Symantec and Broadcom have halted their discussions for a proposed merger as the two sides couldn’t agree on a price, according to people familiar with the matter.
Broadcom is in advanced talks to buy cybersecurity firm Symantec, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking a further expansion into the more profitable software business.
For the past few years, Symantec seemed to have been doing everything right. The world’s top maker of cybersecurity software started selling more to corporations – chasing growth and balancing out its
Symantec, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, agreed to buy LifeLock for about US$2,3bn (R33,2bn) including debt to expand in services for identity protection. The offer for LifeLock values its shares at $24 apiece, according
Biological viruses are among the most rapidly evolving organisms on our planet. The same is true of computer viruses, except that malevolent human organisations are driving this evolution, not natural selection. The most recent strains of these digital pathogens are evidence that virus
A major security breach involving the theft of South African bank account holders’ details by one or more criminal syndicates may go down as one of the worst such incidents in the country’s history. Criminals infected point-of-sale terminals in South African fast-food outlets and restaurants with
Former Altech executive Wayne de Nobrega has quietly taken the reins at Sithabile Technology Services, a systems integration company that specialises in data storage, recovery and backup. De Nobrega, who sold his business
In January, in the flurry of resolution that accompanies the new year, Dino Maloko (not his real name), 40, decided to bite the bullet and pay off his credit card. He was over R40 000 in the red, and he wanted to start the year off right. So he made a large payment into his bank credit card account and got his card debt