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Symantec pcAnywhere hack exposes 200,000 PCs: analyst

Symantec pcAnywhere hack exposes 200,000 PCs: analyst

Even though software company Symantec released a patch for its pcAnywhere program after it was infiltrated by hackers, as many as 200,000 computers are still running the infected version, including thousands that may have access to credit card and other sensitive data. These numbers are according to Rapid7, which surveyed the Net for computers that were running unpatched versions of the software.

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Symantec pcAnywhere source leaked, Hacker negotiations fail

Symantec pcAnywhere source leaked, Hacker negotiations fail

A group of hackers claiming to be affiliated with the group known as Anonymous had until today been negotiating with Symantec for a safe return of stolen property through an online personality named YamaTough. The YamaTough personality spoke on behalf of the Lords of Dharmaraja, a known hacker collective responsible for several thefts and subsequent releases of data in similar security related events in the recent past, Norton Antivirus amongst them. At the time of this posting, portions of the codes claimed to have been stolen by LoD have been pasted in several public forums and YamaTough has refused payment of $50,000 USD as ransom for the destruction of all semblance of said codes.

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Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec

Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec

An e-mail exchange been posted to Pastebin that allegedly outlines an attempt by hackers to extort $50,000 out of Symantec. According to the e-mail exchange, a Symantec employee named Sam Thomas was to negotiate payment with hackers who infiltrated Symantec servers and stole the source code to the popular Symantec applications pcAnywhere and Norton antivirus. The hacker/hackers who were conducting the extortion negotiations go by the name Yamatough.

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