Posted on January 18, 2012 at 9:31 PM
(KMOV) – The parent company of Norton Security is admitting that hackers have stolen its security source codes.
The source codes contain the top secret keys as to how the anti-virus software works.
The theft of the source codes actually occurred in 2006 but computer experts say cyber-criminals can still find them useful.
One expert believes that it is possible the hackers have been using the source codes for years and are now just beginning to share them with the cyber-criminals.
Calls to Norton Security were not answered.