Symantec Admits Its Own Network Was Hacked

After initially blaming a security breach on a third party, Symantec today admitted that hackers had accessed its own network in a 2006 attack.

“The hackers obtained 2006-era source code for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton SystemWorks (Norton Utilities and Norton GoBack), and PCAnywhere, the company said in a statement,” writes CNET News’ Steven Musil.

“The software maker said that due to the age of the exposed source code, most Symantec customers are not in any increased danger of cyberattacks as a result of the code’s theft,” Musil writes. “However, the company said users of its remote-access suite PCAnywhere may face a ‘slightly increased security risk,’ and that the company is in the process of notifying those users of the situation and providing them a remedy to protect their data.”

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