The security flaw could allow attackers to install malware able to survive hardware formatting.
Following a similar move by HP this week, Symantec makes public that it will split into two companies, one for security and one for information management.
The company is allegedly pondering a separation, with one company devoted to security and another focused on storage, reports Bloomberg.
Symantec's widely used and much maligned line of Norton security suites will get a major overhaul in September.
Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two antivirus software vendors, according to reports.
Board member Michael Brown will serve as interim CEO while maker of Norton antivirus software hunts for its second chief executive in two years.
Regin's behavior suggests that the newly uncovered and "highly complex" spying threat came from a nation-state, Symantec reports.
Security firms and Google reported DOS attacks on Web sites of Vietnamese activists.
Hackable location tracking, poor password management, and a lack of privacy policies: Symantec has a number of concerns about the fitness tracking boom.
The security firm is confronting the ZeroAccess botnet, which is likely to have more than 1.9 million slave computers at its disposal for click fraud and bitcoin mining.