Symantec is researching claims by a gathering of programmers that they are in control of source code for its norton.com/setup (NAV) item.
The gathering, which uses the name “The Lords of Dharmaraja,” cases to have taken Symantec source code and documentation from the servers of Indian knowledge offices, alongside protected innovation from other programming organizations that have contracts with the Indian government.
“Starting at now we start imparting to every one of our siblings and devotees data from the Indian Military Intelligence servers,” the gathering said in a Pastebin post on Wednesday. “So far we include found inside the Indian Spy Program source codes of twelve programming organizations which have consented to arrangements with Indian TANCS program and CBI.”
The first post has been erased from Pastebin yet was as yet accessible in Google’s store. It contains a draft archive depicting API (application programming interface) strategies for Symantec’s infection definition age administration.
As indicated by Symantec, the spilled documentation goes back to April 1999 and is never again significant for its present frameworks.
“This archive clarifies how the product is intended to function (what information sources are acknowledged and what yields are created) and contains capacity names, yet there is no genuine source code present,” said Cris Paden, Symantec’s ranking director of corporate interchanges.
“The data in the 1999 archive has no bearing or effect on our present items, i.e., the data in the report can’t be utilized to disable or degenerate our present arrangements,” Paden included.
The programmers likewise said that they are in control of source code for Norton AntiVirus, which they intend to discharge sometime in the future. “We are working out mirrors starting at now since we experience extraordinary weight and oversight from US and India government organizations,” the gathering said in their Pastebin post.
To substantiate their case, The Lords of Dharmaraja made a second post on Pastebin with a posting of documents supposedly contained in the Norton AntiVirus source code bundle.
Symantec couldn’t affirm whether the record posting compares to its source code.
“A subsequent case has been made by a similar gathering with respect to extra source code and we’re as of now researching that. For that one, we don’t have any data to give starting at yet,” Paden said.
It stays to be checked whether The Lords of Dharmaraja will discharge any genuine documents and what rendition of norton antivirus , assuming any, will be influenced. In the event that it’s present enough, the code could conceivably furnish malware essayists with the learning required to avoid discovery, and could give Symantec’s rivals an inside investigate the organization’s innovation.