This is a frightening scenario, especially given the number of legacy Symantec users in the world. Please review your installs and patch/update accordingly.
This is an interesting move by Symantec and Bluecoat. Based on the article, it appears Bluecoat will be taking the lead from a boardroom perspective, which is probably a very good thing. We continue as an industry toward a world of 3 or 4 big players gobbling up all the good ideas and battling it out for IT security supremacy.
Please review and patch your Symantec A/V products accordingly.
This is an interesting article detailing a social engineering campaign run by cyber crime entities and discovered by the team at Symantec.