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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Malicious web ad infecting Android phones

Savvy Internet users know not to click on strange links, but malvertising — malicious code hidden within otherwise innocuous advertisements — presents a more pernicious problem.

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

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Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks


The FBI has launched investigations into malicious cyberattacks on the electronic election infrastructures in Illinois and Arizona, and federal officials last month warned states to take steps to protect their systems as the presidential campaign heats up, according to reports that surfaced this week. The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download of information on more than 200,000 Illinois voters, leading to a 10-day shutdown of the state’s voter registration system. Hackers also penetrated systems in Arizona.

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Cyber security firm reportedly ties Bangladesh bank heist to Sony attack

A cyber security firm said in a report Friday that the malicious software used in the Bangladesh Central Bank heist in February is linked to the 2014 Sony hack attack.

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Apple patches iOS captive portal bug that let hackers impersonate victims online

Article Image An iOS bug that allowed malicious agents to impersonate end users’ identities by granting read/write access to website cookies was fixed with the release of iOS 9.2.1 on Tuesday, some two and a half years after it was first reported to Apple.

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Apple's iOS App Store reportedly hit by massive malware attack

Apple is involved in a massive clean-up of its iOS App Store to remove malicious software which has infected numerous iPhone and iPad programmes, according to reports.

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Malvertising Headache Swells to Migraine Proportions


Online advertising that pushes malicious software to consumers has increased 325 percent over the past year, Cyphort Labs has reported. Malvertising is adding to what is already a significant problem for online advertisers. Ad fraud will cost global advertisers more than $6 billion this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers. Although malicious advertising appeared on the scene a scant eight years ago, the expanding breadth of online advertising has led to an explosion in its criminal exploitation, the Cyphort report notes.

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Malicious software in cash registers could affect more than 1,000 US retailers, gov't warns

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

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Flash flaw could allow attackers to steal browser data on Macs, Adobe issues fix

A well-known vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data — including cookies — on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited for the first time, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible.



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