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Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data

Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data (Breaches and Incidents)

But Symantec said the “minor incident” involved “an isolated, self-enclosed demo lab in Australia – not connected to Symantec’s corporate network – used to [demonstrate] various Symantec security solutions and how they work together”. The hacker extracted a list of purported clients of Symantec’s CloudSOC services, account managers and account numbers – but Symantec insists data contained in the system were “dummy e-mails and a small number of low-level and non-sensitive files for demonstration purposes” in a demo lab “not used for production purposes”. Several federal departments, including infrastructure, industry, human services and finance, confirmed that they do not use Symantec’s CloudSOC services and do not store information with Symantec. In a statement the Department of Home Affairs said it “does not use the Symantec CloudSOC services, however does use a number of other Symantec products on the department’s internal network, that are managed by departmental staff”. “Information held by Symantec would relate to Symantec’s commercial relationship with the department, which is publicly available information.”

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