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Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Hacking | 0 comments

Source code of Norton Antivirus 2006 released by Anonymous

Hacker group Anonymous has released the source code of what it claims Symantec’s Norton Antivirus 2006. The code was allegedly stolen along with the source of other Symantec products, by a hacker group called Lords of Dharmaraja which claims it had stolen it from Indian military servers but some say it could have been leaked way back in 2006. Symantec says Yama tough of Lords of Dharmaraja tried a failed attempt to extort $50,000 in exchange for destroying the code back in February and the alleged code for Symantec’s pcAnywhere software was released on The Pirate Bay soon thereafter.
Now Antisec, and Anonymous affliate has released a 1.07GB file on the Piratebay titled “Sumantec Norton Antivirus 2006 All Platform Source code” . Symantec says it is investigating the authenticity of the code released by Anonymous. The company has also said that users shouldn’t worry as the stolen source was “old code” and the customers 
“will not be at increased risk as a result of any further disclosure related to these 2006 products”.

Anonymous tweets on the release of the code on TPB as,

#AntiSec Proudly Presents Norton AntiVirus 2006 All Platform’s Source Code… #anonymous #freeanons #fuckwhitehats
— stun (@AnonymouStun) March 8, 2012

source : Theverge

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