Symantec says its initial agreement to pay $50,000 to prevent the leak of source code for some of its flagship products was part of a law enforcement probe.
Antivirus vendor says the hacked source code was for the outdated Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2. Rest easy, Norton consumers--for now, anyway.
Backtracking on earlier statements blaming a third party, the security software maker acknowledges that hackers infiltrated its own networks.
Code is thought to have been stolen from servers run by the Indian military, but the company says the code is from 2006 and is no threat to users of the current antivirus product.
SEP 11.0 "Hamlet" goes way beyond basic antivirus protection; release is loaded with defenses against zero-day attacks, rootkits, botnets and identity theft.