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Symantec Responds To Web Defacement Challenge

Symantec Responds To Web Defacement Challenge


Symantec Security Response is tracking for any unusual activities through Symantec's Security Operation Centers and its Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System in response to a Web defacement challenge issued by a hacker's group and loosely coordinated to take place on Monday July 7 (US July 6, which is the US Independence Day holiday weekend). The challenge aims to award the first individual or group to deface 6,000 Web sites within a six-hour period of time.

Currently, Symantec is not seeing any unusual activities, but will continue to monitor over the weekend. Regardless of the challenge, the threat is no bigger today than it was yesterday. To stay protected against the latest threats, Symantec Security Response strongly encourages enterprises to protect themselves by deploying multi-tier protection at the gateway, server and desktop. Enterprises and consumers should incorporate integrated security that includes antivirus, firewall and intrusion detection.

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