Hacker "Yama Tough" To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code?

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A Hacker that goes by "Yama Tough" has been tweeting bout Symantec and its Norton antivirus product. YamaTough said on Twitter that he (or she) plans to release the full source code of the product on Tuesday.

This comming tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow... 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Yama Tough has been tweeting about Norton and Symantec throughout the month. Here are some earlier tweets leading up to this one:

@SgtSecondary Brother spread the word about Symantec SRC busted !!! https://t.co/2EB2oXtJ 12 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Symantec NAV source code busted
https://t.co/2EB2oXtJ 12 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@Symantecjobfeed you guys r in trouble http://t.co/HGKXIuLU Symantec source code owneed like shit 12 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@Trutherton Let Symantec comment on this one: Full Norton AV src Package complete file list http://t.co/TK0G9hnO 11 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@YourAnonNews Brothers! Our accounts and mirrors are being locked, please retweet our new Symantec source code owneed http://t.co/S1AAimpU 11 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@YourAnonNews right after that the Symantec Owneed pastebin vanished, and many other bins of Anonymous, it's a government sponsored attack 11 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Since pastebin is down we g+ updates go 4 it https://t.co/TMjvbvwt 10 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The Inquirer shares the following statement on the matter from Symantec:

"The code for Norton Utilities that was posted publicly is related to the 2006 version of Norton Utilities only. That version of the product is no longer sold or supported. The current version of Norton Utilities has been completely rebuilt and shares no common code with Norton Utilities 2006. The code that has been posted for the 2006 version poses no security threat to users of the current version of Norton Utilities."

"Furthermore, we have no indications that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of any of Symantec's other solutions. Lastly, there are no indications that customer information has been impacted or exposed at this time. As always, in general, Symantec recommends that users keep their solutions updated which will help ensure protection against any new possible threats."

I guess we'll find out this week if the statement is accurate.

Chris Crum

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