Hacker hits Symantec and accesses passwords

Mark Wyciślik-Wilson reports:

Security firm Symantec was attacked by a hacker back in February, but the company did not reveal details of the incident.

The attack has been brought to light by Guardian Australia which has seen some of the data extracted by hackers. This comprises not only passwords, but what is thought to be a list of Symantec clients — including government agencies. But Symantec is downplaying the data breach, dismissing it as a “minor incident”.

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