Symantec Network Was Breached On 2006 & At That Attack The Code Was Stolen

Few days ago a hacker group named The Lords of Dharmaraja has managed to steal the source code of Norton anti-virus. Symantec, the anti-virus maker, has confirmed that hackers have stolen a “segment” of its flagship product. They have also said that some of its code had been lifted from the server of a third party. But after investigation the security firm has found that its network had indeed been compromised. Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said on Tuesday that unknown hackers breached its network back in 2006 and obtained the source code to Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, Norton GoBack and pcAnywhere. 
The only real threat at this time resides with customers using pcAnywhere, Symantec's software that facilitates remote access of PCs. "Symantec is currently in the process of reaching out to our pcAnywhere customers to make them aware of the situation and to provide remediation steps to maintain the protection of their devices and information," the company reports.
Symatec admitted that it previously offered up the source code of its products in compliance with the Indian government so that officials could make sure the software didn't contain spyware or other malicious programs. Save for the firm's current caution with pcAnywhere as revealed on Tuesday, Symantec wasn't too worried about a possible code leak given the stolen software is six years old.


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