McAfee and PGP Security Advise Users of Potential Risk From Chinese Hackers

Network Associates Experts Recommend Closely Monitoring Web-Site Activity

And Ensure Updated Anti-Virus



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Network Associates, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- McAfee and PGP Security,
 divisions of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA), today advised United
 States computer users and Web site administrators of potential hacker attacks
 originating from China in the coming days.  Both McAfee and PGP Security
 recommend corporate IT and Web administrators ensure their anti-virus and
 security products are updated with the latest versions, and that they maintain
 a close watch of network and Web site activity.
 
     Dates of Relevance
     -- May 1 -- May Day, an international labor holiday.
     -- May 4 -- Youth Day, 1919 student demonstration against "foreign
        aggression."
     -- May 7 -- Anniversary of accidental NATO bombing of Chinese embassy in
        Belgrade.
 
     PGP Security's COVERT Labs, identifies and works to resolve serious
 vulnerabilities before attackers are able to exploit them.  Research is
 focused on widely used products and mission-critical services where a
 vulnerability could affect a large number of users.  By working closely with
 these vendors, the COVERT Labs at PGP Security help to secure networks and
 systems around the world.  To date, over 800 vulnerabilities have been
 identified.
     McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from
 attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses.  The McAfee Active Virus
 Defense (AVD) suite is an award-winning multi-tier virus security solution.
 Over the past 12 months, McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning
 mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Thin Client (TC) and
 VirusScan Wireless software solutions.  All McAfee products are backed by the
 world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus
 Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy
 and Phage, the first wireless virus.  For more information, McAfee can be
 reached at 800-338-8754 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafeeb2b.com .
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four product groups:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions.  For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
     NOTE:  Network Associates, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield,
 NetShield, CyberCop Scanner, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast
 and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc.
 and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  All other
 registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property
 of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Network Associates, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- McAfee and PGP Security,
 divisions of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA), today advised United
 States computer users and Web site administrators of potential hacker attacks
 originating from China in the coming days.  Both McAfee and PGP Security
 recommend corporate IT and Web administrators ensure their anti-virus and
 security products are updated with the latest versions, and that they maintain
 a close watch of network and Web site activity.
 
     Dates of Relevance
     -- May 1 -- May Day, an international labor holiday.
     -- May 4 -- Youth Day, 1919 student demonstration against "foreign
        aggression."
     -- May 7 -- Anniversary of accidental NATO bombing of Chinese embassy in
        Belgrade.
 
     PGP Security's COVERT Labs, identifies and works to resolve serious
 vulnerabilities before attackers are able to exploit them.  Research is
 focused on widely used products and mission-critical services where a
 vulnerability could affect a large number of users.  By working closely with
 these vendors, the COVERT Labs at PGP Security help to secure networks and
 systems around the world.  To date, over 800 vulnerabilities have been
 identified.
     McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from
 attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses.  The McAfee Active Virus
 Defense (AVD) suite is an award-winning multi-tier virus security solution.
 Over the past 12 months, McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning
 mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Thin Client (TC) and
 VirusScan Wireless software solutions.  All McAfee products are backed by the
 world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus
 Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy
 and Phage, the first wireless virus.  For more information, McAfee can be
 reached at 800-338-8754 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafeeb2b.com .
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four product groups:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions.  For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
     NOTE:  Network Associates, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield,
 NetShield, CyberCop Scanner, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast
 and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc.
 and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  All other
 registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property
 of their respective owners.
 
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