Security breached again at US giants

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 11:24 AM EST

Network supplier Cisco said it was looking into the possibility that its source code may have been stolen - for the second time this year. The latest incident came to light when an anonymous hacker group offered copies of Cisco's Pix 6.3.1 firewall for sale in an online newsgroup.

The company said it was "actively looking into the alleged claims by some internet groups on the purported sale and general availability" of the source code. A spokeswoman refused to elaborate.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Micro Scope.

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