Sunday, September 23rd 2007

Symantec Sends False Warning of 'Full-Scale Internet Meltdown'

Any of Symantec's corporate customers got quite the scare on Friday night, when Symantec's automatic security servers sent warning of a level 4 alert. Symantec uses a 1-4 scale for threats, 1 for minor inconvenience, 4 for what Neowin calls a "full-scale internet meltdown". Symantec has rarely issued even a level 3, and has never issued a level 4 alert. However, the careful reader would have seen this line of text at the bottom of the E-mail, buried in a sea of hyperlinks.
Summary: threatcon test threatkhanh otrs
Soon afterwords, Symantec released an official statement, saying that the level 4 alert was merely a test.Source: Neowin
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37 Comments on Symantec Sends False Warning of 'Full-Scale Internet Meltdown'

#1
zekrahminator
McLovin
Uh oh PT is going to kill you now :D.
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#2
hat
Enthusiast
He will cut ya face!!
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: pt
....... you just said that to piss me off didn't you? :mad:
ontopic: i tought symantec was smarter than this
I did, I remember you saying something like if spanish was even called portuagal's language you would kill us all... Just a joke :D
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kwchang007
by: pt
....... you just said that to piss me off didn't you? :mad:
ontopic: i tought symantec was smarter than this
Oh whoa, I'm reading about your history, the whole you guys expanding and actually getting to India where Spain came to the new world. Wanna write some notes for me?

Ontopic....man..full scale internet melt down...that would be bad...very very bad.
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hat
Enthusiast
by: zekrahminator
He'll do this, minus the bad music :p.
That was cool, minus the bad music :p
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#7
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: PVTCaboose1337
I did, I remember you saying something like if spanish was even called portuagal's language you would kill us all... Just a joke :D
PORTUAGAL?
*goes berserk*

kwchang007 - pm me for info

on/off topic: i think we just full-scale internet hijacked this thread :o
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#8
kwchang007
by: pt
PORTUAGAL?
*goes berserk*

kwchang007 - pm me for info

on/off topic: i think we just full-scale internet hijacked this thread :o
lol finished that section, and yeah..probably :D
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ive not trusted Symantec for a few years now. Some of their previous releases had holes and it just wasnt symantec quality. This would have scared me as well as I wouldnt have bothered reading the fine print
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: pt
PORTUAGAL?
*goes berserk*
he totally spelled it wrong! you portugasians get really upset when people speel protugualia wrong!


on-topic: HAH, i wonder how many businesses unplugged their routers and sat whimpering in fear because of this.
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Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: zekrahminator
It expands and sags like a peep in a microwave oven.
I've seen a gerbil in a microwave.......not pretty :eek:
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#12
jimmylao
Just to throw in the conspiracy theory...what if Symantec was hacked. Hacker sent that out for poops and giggles and then Symantec had to cover their butt with "just a test". How bad would it look for an anti-virus software company to get hacked? Oh snap.
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