A software maker’s intellectual property which specifies its source code is considered to be its backbone. Symantec’s Norton Internet Security is one of the top antivirus software available in the market to counter viruses and spywares.
Recently, few hackers exposed a segment of source code from Symantec’s two products: Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.0, and Symantec Antivirus 10.2.
Lords of Dharmaraja, an Indian group behind this cyber attack, claims to have accessed the source code from Indian military.
To monitor the users’ private information many software makers have been blamed to embed such codes in their products that keep track of the personal computers. Many Governments have asked software vendors to provide their source code to identify the existence of such code in different times.
Symantec provided its source code to Indian military to cope the same situation, that’s what we are presuming at the moment.
The company says that hacked source codes are very important since it can pose a danger to its products’ integrity in the market by going to the hands to rivals.
Antivirus maker also comment that Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.0, and Symantec Antivirus 10.2 both have been discontinued already.