Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

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Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Postby burger2227 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:17 am

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software
CCleaner has been downloaded more than 2 billion times according to Avast, making it a popular target for hackers. Dubbed “crap cleaner,” it’s designed to wipe out cookies and offer some web privacy protections. 2.27 million users have been affected by the attack, and Avast Piriform believes it was able to prevent the breach harming customers. “Piriform believes that these users are safe now as its investigation indicates it was able to disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm,” says an Avast spokesperson.
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Re: Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Postby burger2227 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:44 am

CCleaner hacked with malware: What you need to know
In a blog post by vice president of products Paul Yung, he states that the company identified the attack on Sept. 12 and had taken the appropriate action even before Cisco Talos notified them of their discovery. Yung says the attack was limited to CCleaner and CCleaner Cloud on 32-bit Windows systems—fortunately, most modern PCs will likely be running the 64-bit version.

Personal users can download CCleaner 5.34 from Avast’s website if they haven’t already done so. Previous releases are also still available on the company’s website, but the infected version has been removed from the company’s servers. You’ll also want to perform an antivirus scan on your computer. If you’re affected, Cisco Talos recommends using a backup to restore your PC to a state prior to August 15, 2017, which is when the hacked version was released.
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Re: Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Postby burger2227 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:00 am

CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared
The picture coming into focus now looks serious. Attackers gained control of the digital signing certificate and infrastructure used to distribute a software utility downloaded more than 2 billion times. They maintained that control with almost absolute stealth for 31 days, and, during just four days of that span, they infected 700,000 computers. Of the 700,000 infected PCs—again, believed to be a fraction of the total number of compromises during the campaign—a highly curated number of them received an advanced second-stage payload that researchers still don't understand. It's almost inevitable that more shoes will drop in this unfolding story.
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Re: Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Postby burger2227 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:34 pm

CCleaner failed to update also until MalwareBytes removed Floxif Trojan to quarantine.
REBOOT required! Then Upgrade CCleaner to ccsetup536

Ccleaner should be upgraded to version 534 or higher!
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