Hacker releases Symantec secure code


A hacker, going by the name of YamaTough, has hacked antivirus firm Symantec and released the source code for the company’s pcAnywhere utility. PcAnywhere allows users to access their desktop from another location. “Symantec was prepared for the code to be posted at some point and has developed and distributed a series of patches since January 23rd to protect our users against known vulnerabilities,” company spokesman Cris Paden said. Symantec also expects hackers to release other source code in their possession, 2006 versions of Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition and Norton Internet Security.

The SDA recently held a policymakers’ dinner on “Public-private cooperation in cyber-security”, featuring Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President, and Amb. Gábor Iklódy, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. Read a short event summary here.