Norton Antivirus Hackers Plan Big Online Dump Tomorrow

By Gary Cutlack on at

A hacking team going under the excellent name of "The Lords of Dharmaraja" claims to have accessed confidential Symantec servers and downloaded the source code for its Norton Antivirus flagship product. And it'll be dumping the 1.7GB file online tomorrow.

Symantec has commented on the breach, saying: "Presently, we have no indication that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of Symantec’s solutions. Furthermore, there are no indications that customer information has been impacted or exposed at this time."

A sample of the leak has already been uploaded to anonymous text sharing site Pastebin, although the introductory text makes it appear to come from the year 1999.

Tomorrow we'll find out. [Reuters]