An India based hacking outfit has reportedly managed to lay its hands on the source code of Symantec's Norton security software, and is threatening now to publish it online.
Apparently the hacker collective, dubbed "The Lords of Dharmaraja", not only stole the source code of Norton, but also managed to get away with other confidential documentation belonging to Symantec - the maker of Norton.
The outfit has already published some of the stolen information on the Web - a considerable proportion of which seems to be several years old, though.
Also, it is not known yet whether or not the group actually managed to breach Syamtec's network and steal the Norton source code. The company says it is investigating the claims made by "The Lords of Dharmaraja".
But now, the hackers are threatening to release all the stolen information on various websites on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
"This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," a hacker going by the name of Yama Tough, claimed via a Twitter post.
If it does actually transpire, then publishing the stolen information over the Web could definitely bring some disastrous consequences for both Symantec and its customers.
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