Symantec Code Exposed


Stolen code could provide insight into Symantec technology.

** See update to this story **

According to a report issued by Reuters, Symantec Corp. said hackers had exposed source code for two of its security products, potentially providing some insight into the company’s proprietary technology.

According to the report, Symantec, maker of security software, including the popular Norton antivirus software, said the hackers stole the code from a third party and that the company’s own network had not been breached.

Symantec has confirmed that an India-based chapter of hacker collective Anonymous accessed the network of an unidentified third party and took the source code for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2.

Symantec downplayed the risks, however, saying the exposed code was outdated. Cris Paden, a spokesman for Symantec, said, “There are no indications that customer information has been impacted or exposed at this time.” The Reuters news article is available at:


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