'Anonymous' hackers publicised Symantec code

Another attack by Anonymous against one of the biggest anti-virus maker company,According to Bloomberg ,the hacker group calling itself  'Lords of Dharmaraja'.Anonymous demanded $50,000  from Symantec before releasing stolen source code for several Symantec products onto the web.The group was in contact with Symantec from a weeks

According to the New York Times:
Cris Paden, a Symantec spokesman, said that shortly after the hackers posted that initial source code, a hacker using the name Yamatough, who claimed to represent Anonymous, contacted the company via email.
"Anonymous actually reached out to us first, saying that if we provided them with money, they would not post any more source code," Paden said. "At that point, given that it was a clear-cut case of extortion, we contacted law enforcement and turned the investigation over to them."

According to Reuters the mail was based  in Mumbai, India.On Monday night, 1.27 gigabytes of Symantec source code appeared on The Pirate Bay, a file sharing site, and by Tuesday it had been shared hundreds of times, the Times wrote.
The release has raised fears that others could find security holes in Symantec products and attempt takeovers of customer computers.
Symantec confirms that the stolen code is real,which was stolen in 2006 after breaking the network.
Forbes,  wrote that after tense negotiations in which law enforcement posed as Symantec executives, "the hostage is dead."

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