Security firm Avast has revealed that its internal network was breached through the use of a compromised VPN profile, with the target being CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems and has been downloaded more than two billion times.
Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab claims to have uncovered a sophisticated supply chain attack which used the live update utility that comes on hardware made by ASUS, the fifth largest PC supplier which is based in Taiwan, with the attack having taken place between June and November 2018.
Czech cyber security firm Avast has pulled the latest version of its popular CCleaner utility for Windows, after it evoked a negative reaction due to a number of changes around privacy.
The attackers who compromised CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, did so by using TeamViewer on a developer workstation.
Czech security company Avast says it has found evidence of ShadowPad, a specialised tool used by a specific group of cyber criminals, installed on four computers at Piriform, a company it acquired last year.
Popular software packages like Skype and VLC media player (32-bit) for Windows are being used to spread surveillance software which has been christened StrongPity2 by researchers from Slovakian security firm ESET.
An Israeli security firm has revived the theory that the attackers who compromised the CCleaner Windows utility last month were a Chinese state-sponsored group.
Czech cyber security company Avast has had to backtrack again on information that it has released so far about the compromise of CCleaner, a Windows utility, that was loaded with malware after a hack.
Security company Avast says it has found similarities between the code injected into CCleaner and the APT17/Aurora malware created by a Chinese advanced persistent threat group in 2014/2015.
Czech cyber security company Avast has substantiated the findings by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group that malware hidden in CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, was aimed at big technology companies in the US, Europe and Asia.
The malware that attackers sought to spread through infecting the popular CCleaner utility appears to have been targeting high-profile tech targets, according to analysis by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group.
Senior officials from Czech cyber security company Avast claims that the number of users affected by malware spread through CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, is now down to 730,000.
Malicious attackers have been using CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems and has been downloaded more than two billion times, to spread malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group say.
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