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After Extortion Attempt, Hacker Releases Symantec Source Code
2012-02-08 08:25:26

Source code belonging to Symantec Corporation that had been stolen in 2006 and held for ransom over the past month has been released by a group apparently associated with the hacking collective Anonymous. Symantec recently confirmed to CNET that law enforcement posing as employees of the antivirus firm had been in contact with a hacker known as Yamatough, who tried to get $50,000 out of the company to keep the code private. Negotiations, which transpired between the hacker and a person...

Symantec Offers $50,000 To Keep Source Code Private
2012-02-07 10:32:04

Members of hacking network Anonymous released an email thread Monday claiming that Symantec Corporation offered $50,000 in return for promising to keep the source code tied to its PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus tools private. That deal, however, fell through, according to the AnonymousIRC Twitter account (http://twitter.com/anonymousirc), and the group said the code will be released for free to the Internet at large. CNET received confirmation from Symantec that it had offered to pay...


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