Hackers found something they thought was notworthy, try to get attention from it, only to find out their "uncovered treasure" isn't worth much...
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What is the point these days for hacking some company?
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The question that comes to mind is, why does the Indian Military Intelligence have Norton's source code (no matter how old) on their server in the first place?
That said,.......I quit using Norton years ago. Too expensive and lousy protection compared to other, free, solutions that are out there. I really did love Norton though, they kept people coming to me to fix their PC that were infected.
Those were the days.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
CDeeter, maybe they were working together on something back then. It does say they had agreements together. Hackers have to mess with everything :(
Simple. It gives the attacker power and control even though is of false pretense. Apparently, they wanted to scare Symantec, but clearly the company beat them to their game. Still, this has to be a little nerving as they got code even if it's an ancient code, and it will be a matter of time before they can get to the real thing.
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Eh. I don't use Norton or any of the big anti-virus programs out there; MSE does everything that I need to do for free, though if there's one anti-virus program I would pay for. It'd be NOD32.
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I found the article a bit confusing on that point. Did the group hack the indian server but acquired the codes from different sources or did they get the codes from that server which raise the question you have asked.
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