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Symantec response to Anonymous Hack reports

  • 1.  Symantec response to Anonymous Hack reports

    Posted Jan 06, 2012 06:27 PM

    Here's the official word from Symantec at this time:


     “Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code used in two of our older enterprise products has been accessed, one of which has been discontinued. The code involved is approximately six years old.  Symantec’s own network was not accessed, but rather that of a third-party entity. This does not affect Symantec’s Norton products for our consumer customers. 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.  Symantec recommends that users keep their solutions updated which will ensure protection against any new possible threats that might result from this incident.  Given the early stages of the investigation, we have no further details to disclose at this time but will provide updates as we confirm additional facts.”


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