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Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Feb 9, 2012

Hacker releases Symantec source code

A hacker released the source code for antivirus firm Symantec's pcAnywhere utility on Tuesday, raising fears that others could find security holes in the product and attempt takeovers of customer computers.
The release followed failed email negotiations over a $50,000 payout to the hacker calling himself YamaTough to destroy the code.


Here is hacker posted to Symantec on pastebin

Since no code yet being released
and our email communication wasnt also released
we give you 10 minutes to decide which way you go
after that two of your codes fly to the moon PCAnywhere and Norton
Antivirus totaling 2350MB in size (rar)
10 minutes if no reply from you we consider it a START
this time we've made mirrors so it will be hard for you to get rid of
nigelb • Feb 10, 2012
Irony points for a security company being hacked and humiliated.

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