Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday

NEW DELHI Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:12pm EST

A view of the Symantec Security Operations Center in a photo courtesy of the company. REUTERS/Handout

A view of the Symantec Security Operations Center in a photo courtesy of the company.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of 'Yama Tough' threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.

"This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," Yama Tough posted via Twitter.

In the past week Yama Tough has released fragments of source code from Symantec products along with a cache of emails. The hacker says all the data was taken from Indian government servers.

(Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel)

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Comments (7)
sper56 wrote:
who cares norton sucks :P

Jan 14, 2012 7:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kloudykat wrote:
I’ll have to track that one down, always interesting to take a look at that stuff. I still have a copy of the half life 2 source code sitting around somewhere.

Jan 14, 2012 7:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sinbad1 wrote:
This could be a good thing, maybe some competent programmers might be able to fix all the bugs.

Jan 14, 2012 10:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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