Anonymous releases more Symantec code into the wild


Anonymous releases more Symantec code into the wild

Microscope contributor

Symantec continues to be targeted by hackers determined to release code from some of its key products into the wild.

A group known as Anonymous has been waging a campaign against the security vendor for the past few months initially using a threat of releasing code as a way of blackmailing the firm to pay it off.

But after a sting operation involving the FBI went public revealing the scale of the blackmail operation Anonymous has been releasing code to try and undermine Symantec.

Last month the hackers released the code of the vendor's pcAnywhere product and now it has posted the code to the 2006 Norton AntiVirus all platform product.

Symantec has yet to update the page on its website used to inform users about the latest events in its ongoing engagement with Anonymous but has stated in the past that the code relates to old products and it is able to provide patches to protect users.

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