78048013 story Google Threatens Action Against Symantec After Botched Investigation (itworld.com) 95 Posted by timothy on Thursday October 29, 2015 @01:25PM from the you-must-forever-wear-this-letter dept. itwbennett writes: Through its acquisition of Verisign's authentication business unit in 2010, Symantec became one of the largest certificate authorities (CAs) in the world. In September of this year, Google discovered that Symantec had issued a pre-certificate for google.com without its knowledge. Symantec's initial investigation of the incident determined that 23 test certificates had been issued for domain names belonging to Google, Opera and three other unnamed organizations. But Google quickly found additional unauthorized certificates that Symantec missed. Now, Google wants Symantec to disclose all certificates issued by its SSL business going forward.