Making the announcement on Twitter on Friday, Yama Tough, a self-proclaimed member of the “Anonymous Avengers of Indian Independence Frontier,” said:
Today we are going to release Norton Utilities src to accompany Symantec lawsuit =) Stay tuned for release.
This comming tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow….
Symantec has confirmed that hackers have managed to steal a portion of Norton Antivirus’ source code, used in two discontinued enterprise products. According to Symantec, the company’s servers weren’t hacked, but the hackers managed to get the code from a third-party server.
A Symantec spokesperson commented on the incident:
“We are still gathering information on the details and are not in a position to provide specifics on the third party involved. Presently, we have no indication that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of Symantec’s solutions. Furthermore, there are no indications that customer information has been impacted or exposed at this time.”