Worms own Symantec users


Corporate users of some Symantec antivirus product are facing persistent attacks that target a vulnerability that the security provider patched more than seven months ago.

The attacks are yet more proof that IT professionals, not just mom and pops running their first PC, are dangerously lax about installing crucial security patches. The exploits turn user PCs into zombies that spew spam and carry out nefarious acts, such as denial of service attacks. The attack targets unpatched versions of Symantec Client Security and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, according to CNET. Worms own Symantec users | Channel Register

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 18th January 2007 6:26AM