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Hackers Grab 'Segment' of Symantec Antivirus Code

Security Vendor, Symantec Corp. has confirmed that hackers have got hold of some of the company's source code.

The company revealed that "segment" of source code of two previous enterprise products has been accessed and out of the two one has been discontinued by the company. The hack was carried out from a third party network (not named yet) and will not be effecting Norton products, reported The Inquirer.

Cris Paden, a spokesman for Symantec, said over email, "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," reports Reuters Canada.

The hackers going by the name The Lord of Dhramaraja stated on Pastebin that, "As of now we start sharing with all our brothers and followers information from the Indian Militaty Intelligence servers."

They also stated, "Now we release confidential documentation we encountered of Symantec corporation and its Norton AntiVirus source code which we are going to publish later on."

Symantec has initiated investigation and soon updates will be provided one more details as well as facts were found out.