Symantec Confirms ‘Segment’ of Source Code Was Stolen

Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times:

"Hackers have stolen some of the programming code for two of Symantec’s antivirus products for businesses.

A Symantec spokesman, Cris Paden, confirmed the hack in an e-mail on Friday but said the products involved, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2, WEre four and five years old respectively. Symantec no longer sells the latter product, but does continue to service it. Mr. Paden said the hack does not affect the company’s flagship Norton brand consumer products."

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fatstarr4488d ago

great good thing I dont use symantec but utterly it can effect us in the long run because you are only as strong as your weakest link...


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