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jeff
9/18/2017
9:19:52 AM
by Tom Warren@tomwarren Sep 18, 2017, 7:25am EDT:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/18/16325202/ccleaner-hack-malware-security


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"Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner's security to inject malware into the app and distribute it to millions of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner."For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner," says the Talos team."
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jeff
9/18/2017
9:39:00 AM
CCleanup: A Vast Number of Machines at Risk:
http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html


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"For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner."
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~Edited by: jeff  on:  9/18/2017  at:  9:39:00 AM~

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