Data breach affects thousands of Norton LifeLock customers
The accounts of thousands of Norton LifeLock customers were compromised by cybercriminals. The attackers may have been able to access users' password managers.
A statement to the attorney general of the US state of Vermont reveals that Norton was hit by a "credential stuffing" attack several wee... Read more
NortonLifeLock pays $360 million to acquire Avira
NortonLifeLock, formerly known as Symantec, has agreed to buy German antivirus company Avira from the Bahrain-based Investcorp Technology Partners. The deal is reportedly worth about $360 million and will be all-cash.
The acquisition will most likely close in the first quarter of 2021. As with s... Read more
McAfee thinks about ‘combination’ with NortonLifeLock
McAfee is considering a merger or partnership of some
kind with NortonLifeLock, its direct competitor in the consumer antivirus
software market, writes the Wall Street Journal.
NortonLifeLock was created in November, after Broadcom took
over Symantec's enterprise branch, including the brand name... Read more
‘Permira and Advent International want to acquire Symantec’
Symantec is said to have attracted the interest of private equity companies Permira and Advent International. These two organisations want to take over the security company for more than 16 billion dollars.
The security company had previously agreed to the sale of a large part of its practices. ... Read more