Other Companies Than Google Faced Big Risks in Attack, McAfee Says

It’s not news that Google (GOOG) lost some intellectual property in the highly publicized cyber attack that targeted the Internet giant and many other companies. What is more surprising, the security firm McAfee (MFE) says, is how the others could have also been victimized.

The perpetrators in the Google case gained access in some instances to the systems where companies store their “source code,” the computer code at the heart of a tech company’s products, says George Kurtz, McAfee’s chief technology officer. With this access the hacker could either steal the source code or modify it.

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