According to the Register, hacktivists affiliated with Anonymous have uploaded what they claim is the source code of Symantec’s pcAnywhere software today, after negotiations broke down with a federal agent posing as a Symantec employee. Symantec confirmed that it had turned the case over to the Feds as soon as the hackers made contact.
According to the article, the release of the 1.27GB file coincides with the breakdown of the “negotiations” – which the group has now published on Pastebin – that took place between “Symantec” and the spokesperson of hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja, an Indian hacking crew affiliated with Anonymous.
Catch the details in the original article. Beware downloading anything purporting to be a source code cache. These things are tracked by the vendor, law enforcement agencies, and others, and are most often laced with some type of malicious software. Stories like this are news-worthy, generating a lot of interest, and anything that generates conversation and controversy is fair game for miscreants. And what better way to get their hooks into your computer than to offer you something enticing, like a peak at some commercial source code?