Lords of Dharmaraja hacking group claim to have access to part of Symantec’s Norton source code

The Lords of Dharmaraja, an Indian hacking group, have claimed to have access to part of the source code for Symantec’s popular Norton anti-virus software. The code has not been published online so far, and Symantec has released a statement saying that it is investigating the claims..

The company says no sensitive information has been obtained and no users have been affected. Nevertheless, if the claims are true, the Lords of Dharmaraja have pulled off quite a coup. So far, there is no suggestion that the anti-virus software itself could be under threat.

There are unconfirmed claims that the leak allegedly occurred based on information from Indian government servers. However, these claims have not been confirmed. The leak is unlikely to be materially damaging to Symantec, but could be embarrassing even if, as rumoured, it turns out to be down to a third party.


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