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Miscreants leak banking baddie's secret source

Miscreants have released the source code for the Tinba banking Trojan in a move that may spawn the development of copycats. The secret source behind early versions of the small (some versions weigh in at just 20KB) but pernicious banking Trojan was released through an underground forum last week, reports Danish security …
John Leyden, 11 Jul 2014
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Symantec source code leak becomes torrent

Hacktivists once again poked fun at Symantec after previously leaked source code for Symantec's Norton Utilities 2006 software was made available as a torrent on Monday. Symantec downplayed the significance of the leak, saying it only involved obsolete code that had already been exposed. AntiSec tacked a mocking note onto the …
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2012
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More VMware secret source splattered across internet

VMware has confirmed that the source code for old versions of its ESX technology was leaked by hackers over the weekend - but played down the significance of the spill. The virtualisation giant said on Sunday that the exposed portions of its hypervisor date back to 2004, and the leak follows the disclosure of VMware source code …
John Leyden, 05 Nov 2012
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Kaspersky plays down source-code leak

Leaked versions of source code for older versions of Kaspersky Lab's security software have been released through file-sharing networks over the last few days. The source code comes from early 2008 versions of the consumer version of Kaspersky's security suite, which included anti-virus, anti-spam and parental control features. …
John Leyden, 01 Feb 2011
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Symantec 'fesses up: 'Code theft worse than we thought'

Symantec has backtracked on its previous assurances about a recent source code theft, admitting its network was breached and code for a larger number of products than previously thought was swiped. Two weeks ago the security giant confessed that a blackhat crew had made off with source code for older versions of some of its …
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2012
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Hackers spunk 'pcAnywhere source' after negotiation breakdown

Hacktivists affiliated with Anonymous uploaded what they claim is the source code of Symantec's pcAnywhere software early on Tuesday, following the breakdown of negotiations between the hacking group and "a federal agent posing as a Symantec employee". Symantec has confirmed that a dialogue had taken place between the …
John Leyden, 07 Feb 2012

Adobe hackers strike again: PR Newswire grovels to clients after latest hack'n'grab

PR Newswire has been forced to reset its clients' passwords following a security breach linked to the same hackers who smashed into Adobe earlier this month. The hackers made off with the usernames and encrypted passwords of the marketing and press release distribution service's customers, reports investigative journalist Brian …
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2013
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MS source code fence busted

A Connecticut man was yesterday arrested and charged with selling the source code used by Microsoft's Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 operating systems. William P. Genovese, Jr., 27, faces charges of "unlawfully distributing a trade secret", an offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. …
John Leyden, 10 Nov 2004
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Cisco probes source code theft

Cisco has launched an investigation following reports that portions of its core networking operating system source code have been stolen and distributed online. According to Russian security portal SecurityLab, a hacker boasting he broke into Cisco's internal network and nicked source code for some versions of Cisco's IOS has …
John Leyden, 17 May 2004
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MS partner fingered in Windows code leak, Linux box implicated

Yesterday's Windows source code leak tracks back to long-term Microsoft partner Mainsoft, according to Betanews. An analysis of the code finds numerous references to Mainsoft's MainWin product, while a post-crash core dump file provides a possible smoking pistol pointing to a Linux machine likely to have been used by Mainsoft …
John Lettice, 13 Feb 2004
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Symantec: We've plugged up pcAnywhere holes

Symantec has said its pcAnywhere remote control software is once again safe to use, following the release of its latest security patch. The security giant made the highly unusual move last week of advising customers to avoid using older but still widely used versions of pcAnywhere as a precaution, after it emerged that the …
John Leyden, 02 Feb 2012
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ZeuS Trojan embraces P2P – becomes even more sneaky and sticky

New variants of the Zeusbot/SpyEye cybercrime toolkit are moving away from reliance on command-and-control (C&C) servers towards a peer-to-peer architecture. C&C servers are the Achilles heel of cybercrime networks, vulnerable to both takedown operations and monitoring by either law enforcement or police. Variants of Zeusbot/ …
John Leyden, 27 Feb 2012
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Half Life hacker refused FBI sting bait

Games developer Valve worked with the FBI to set up a sting operation to capture a suspected hacker soon after source code for Half Life 2 leaked onto P2P networks in 2003. The source code of the then-unreleased shoot-em-up game began circulating in September 2003. The breach that lead to the leak was traced back to an attack on …
John Leyden, 14 Nov 2008