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Well... A very embarassing situation for a security company.
Are we only talking about signatures or the engine code was also compromised?
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It was the source code from two earlier versions of their enterprise product and some documents. Well, that's what the hackers have released to-date anyway. It wasn't stolen directly from Symantec either, it was stolen from a 3rd party (Indian Military Intelligence). I think it's all in the URL I posted.
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It was the source code from two earlier versions of their enterprise product
Seems things got worse...
This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb source code.
http://news.yahoo.com/indian-hackers-offer-help-man-suing-symantec-061440036.html
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Interesting HTML name Yahoo has there (indian-hackers-offer-help-man-suing-symantec.HTML).. it doesn't mention that in the article. :D
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Ah, Yahoo's HTML name seems to be tied the following Reuters release from yesterday..

       Hacker says will release Symantec source code [reuters.com]

.. I'm surprised nobody else has picked up on this yet either. I wonder what else that guy/girl got off the Indian Military Intelligence servers?
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I'm surprised nobody else has picked up on this yet either. I wonder what else that guy/girl got off the Indian Military Intelligence servers?
The red telephone number ;D
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The red telephone number ;D
Ooo.. Batman will not be pleased. :)
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Re: Huge Security Breach at Symantec: a hacker stole the antivirus source code
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 10:20:38 AM »
Update: The hacker group/hacker "Yama Tough" that said they/he/she would release the full Norton source code today (all 1.7Gb* of it), have now said..
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We've decided not to release code to the public until we get full of it =) 1st we'll own evrthn we can by 0din' the sym code & pour mayhem
source [twitter.com]

*I'm assuming they/he/she mean 1.7GB (Gigabyte) here, not 1.7Gb (Gigabit).
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