Symantec Sacks Staff After Issuing Unauthorized Google Certs

Pre-certificate was neither requested nor authorized by Google

Phil Muncaster

Symantec has been forced to sack several employees after Google spotted that the firm’s CA subsidiary Thawte issued unauthorized certificates last week for several domains.
The Extended Validation (EV) pre-certificate for the domains and were issued as part of a Symantec internal testing process, Google claimed in a blog post.
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