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Symantec products hacked by cybercriminals again


For the second time this month, Symantec has announced that the source code for its pcAnywhere program has been compromised by hackers, and it's asking customers using Norton Antivirus, Internet Security and SystemWorks programs including pcAnywhere to update or discontinue their service until further notice.

According to MarketWatch, Symantec has more than 50,000 customers that are mostly businesses, in which most have yet to report a problem with the software, despite the recent security breach.

"With pcAnywhere there may be some vulnerability," Cris Paden, a company spokesman, told MarketWatch. "We're erring on the side of caution."

This recent security breach demonstrates the necessity of a liability insurance policy that covers cybercrime, as online hacking has become more prevalent over the recent years.

Ira Victor, a security expert with Data Clone Labs in Nevada, shared with Fox News some strategies for business looking to up their security measures, which include using a mixture of security measures, enable a single-use password and run systems in user mode, in which malware will not be installed automatically.

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