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Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code


A group of hackers demanded that Symantec pay $50,000 to prevent it from releasing stolen source code for several of the firm’s software titles.
Symantec reportedly confirmed that it was cooperating with a sting operation while communicating via email with a group of hackers claiming ties to notorious hacktivist group “Anonymous.” Those ties have not been confirmed.
The email conversation was posted to Pastebin on Monday, and a Symantec representative confirmed to CNET that the emails were authentic.
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