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Symantec to buy MessageLabs for $695M

It plans to use the acquisition to push its existing backup, storage, and online remote access into the MessageLabs customer base.

By October 8, 2008


Report: Spam down 33 percent after Rustock takedown

Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.

By March 30, 2011


Rustock botnet responsible for 39 percent of all spam

The Rustock botnet is shrinking in size but its spam attacks are increasing in scale and intensity, security vendor Symantec said.

By August 25, 2010


Be cautious of Internet access at airports

Using Internet access terminals at an airport might put you at risk of losing personal information.

By August 25, 2010


Symantec finds China top source of malware

More malware is sent via e-mail servers in U.S., but China is actually the top source for malware based on true location of senders, says Symantec.

By March 26, 2010


Botnets cause surge in February spam

Spam levels increase more than 5 percent in February over prior month, due in large part to greater activity from Grum and Rustock botnets, according to Symantec.

By March 2, 2010


MessageLabs targets small businesses

MessageLabs tailors its services for e-mail and Web traffic security filtering to suit smaller organizations.

By November 29, 2006


Shortened URLs spike in e-mail spam

E-mail spam that includes truncated Web addresses sees a dramatic increase very recently, security provider MessageLabs says.

By July 7, 2009


Botnets lead the way for spam

Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.

By July 1, 2009


Report: Spam reduced following Pricewert shutdown

Botnets appear to have suffered a big blow with the shutdown of Pricewert, resulting in the reduction of spam activities by 15 percent globally.

By June 9, 2009