Anonymous Hacker Group Hacks Symantec’s 2 Antivirus Products
A hacker group, Anonymous from India, has now attacked Symantec after hacking the official data of security analyst firm Stratfor. Symantec officials informed that hackers have stolen the source code of their two anti-virus products which were created five to six years back.
They got know about the theft on Wednesday when they uploaded a latest trophy on the internet forum. They found documentation of two anti-viruses on their website. When they checked it with their experts, they found the source code hacked.
They have assured that no consumer product has been compromised. Symantec spokesperson Cris Paden said, “At present, we have no indication that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of Symantec’s solutions”. They are working with their researchers’ team to know further loss, but one thing which they have claimed is that hackers have not affected consumers’ products.
Earlier as well, Anonymous hacked the official data of Stratfor where they has stolen the data of almost 9,000 credit card numbers and other confidential details about their clients. They did so to forward money from company’s client list to different charities.
A few of the customers also confirmed that their some has money from their account has been transferred to some charities. It seems that this hacking group has no defined agenda but they just want to embarrass security companies by hacking their official data.
Symantec has assured that this incident would not repeat. Giving more information about the incident, Paden said that two sources which got stolen away were SAV 10.2 and SEP 11.
They would either dismantle the complete data of both the sources or they would alter it so hackers could not use it negatively. In order to avoid any further problems, Paden said that they would not disclose their further plans.
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