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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:38

CCleaner malware may be from Chinese group: Avast

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.

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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.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:33

CCleaner malware targeted big tech companies: claim

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.

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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.

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Monday, 18 September 2017 21:05

Avast's CCleaner software used to spread malware

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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