I read quite an extensive article this morning about the attempted extortion of Symantec. According to the article, a group or person named YamaTough from Anonymous had managed to get Symantec’s source code for PCAnywhere and Norton Anti Virus. The extortion bit was getting money out of Symantec or they would release the source code to the Internet.
It’s quite an extensive article (which you can find below), but it really shows me a few things about some aspects of our industry, and one of the many things that makes our product so great. The threat of attack is ever constant. Even huge corporations are at risk, and new threats are popping up all the time. To protect yourself from attack you must be prepared, and most importantly you must be vigilant. Hackers are exactly those two things, and more, at the very least you must match their level of effort. Take a look at one aspect of the article, look how guarde they are with their identities, look how much effort they put into remaining invisible. How come you aren’t making the same level of effort to be protected from attack?
Our product is a daily evaluation of your vulnerabilities. They may show up and disappear depending on a multitude of factors. Even though this may happen, with SecuScan you will always know where you stand on a daily basis; you’ll be taking a large and important step to being prepared. When you have millions of dollars worth of product/information, when your company is at stake, don’t leave it to chance.
The article in reference can be found here.