CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

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The CCleaner attack is worse than originally thought, and multiple major companies may have been infected.

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Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk


Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

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Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform’s CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

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