Source code of nearly 2,000 apps gives access to private AWS environments
Researchers at Symantec warn of hard-coded credentials in mobile apps. The security company discovered access tokens for AWS environments in nearly 2,000 apps for iOS and Android.
Hard-coded credentials are referenced in the source code of software. The credentials typically allow an applicatio... Read more
‘Broadcom wants to acquire VMware’
Chip manufacturer Broadcom is discussing a possible acquisition with VMware. The chip manufacturer would like to transform itself into a supplier of cloud software and infrastructure solutions.
These are the findings of Bloomberg sources. The possible acquisition price is unknown. VMware is esti... Read more
New malware from SolarWinds hackers found
Symantec researchers have found additional malware used by the attackers behind the SolarWinds hack. The malware helped the attackers to extend their access to an infected network.
The researchers have named the new malware Raindrop. It is very similar to the existing Teardrop malware that the a... Read more
‘China-sponsored hacker group attacks companies worldwide’
A hacker group allegedly sponsored by the Chinese Government has attacked a large number of companies around the world. The group, called Cicada, is said to be targeting the data stored on the companies' servers.
In a blog post, security company Symantec writes that various digital fingerprints ... Read more
Broadcom sells part of Symantec to Accenture
Broadcom has announced the sale of Symantec's Cyber Security Services to consultancy giant Accenture. The chip manufacturer took over Symantec's entire business divisionin August last year and is now divesting part of it.
Broadcom paid 10.7 billion dollars (9,6 billion euros) for Symantec's bus... 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
Broadcom acquires Symantec enterprise security portfolio
Broadcom has announced that it is taking over Symantec's enterprise security division for $10.7 billion ($9.56 billion). This means that Symantec itself only has a product portfolio for consumers.
Broadcom takes over all security products for companies. The Symantec brand name will hereby be mainta... Read more
Symantec prepares cloud access tools for zero-trust security
Symantec is going to expand its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform with zero-trust capabilities, reports SiliconAngle. Companies that use Symantec software can therefore implement zero-trust security policies.
Zero-trust security is security that no longer works with the network perimeter as a contro... Read more
Symantec stops takeover calls with Broadcom
Symantec has stopped the takeover talks with Broadcom. The two companies could not agree on the price, say insiders to Reuters.
According to the sources, it is not entirely clear why the price negotiations have collapsed. Last week, Broadcom wanted to offer $28.25 per share, while Symantec wanted mo... Read more
Broadcom wants to take over Symantec for over 15 billion dollars
Broadcom would be in advanced talks to take over security company Symantec. That's what insiders say about Bloomberg. According to the sources, there could be an agreement within a few weeks. This would amount to more than USD 15 billion (EUR 13.3 billion).
According to the insiders, no deal has yet... Read more