Hacker YamaTough has published Symantec's pcAnywhere's source code. This program is used by users and companies to access personal computers remotely. The publication follows a $50,000 extortion attempt that was made public last night.
After entering Symantec's network and grabbing pcAnywhere and Norton Antivirus source code, hacker YamaTough told the company that their software contained backdoors that allow governments to spy on individuals and companies. According to the email exchange, he also said that he was going to publish these facts and the source code unless Symantec paid him $50,000.
Following that threat, Symantec contacted the FBI. Their agents then posed as Symantec employees, trying to gather proof of the extortion. The email exchange showing the conversation between YamaTough—who claims to be associated with Anonymous and AntiSec—and the FBI was published last night. This was YamaTough last message: