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Hacker steals source code for anti-virus programmes

Security software giant Symantec has said a hacker has managed to steal the source code for some of its anti-virus programmes. However, the firm said the breach involves products that are four to five years old. They were the Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2. Symantec no longer sells the second product, but does continue to service it, a spokesman for the company said.