If there ever were a digital poison that people have been consuming for a very long time, without knowing the cyber dangers it posed, it would be CCleaner. This software has been highly recommended for so many years when you find your computer bogged down with cache, incorrectly uninstalled applications, and generally to speed up things on a slow computer.
You can imagine users’ surprise when it was unveiled that CCleaner despite doing some remarkable performance improvement on a slow computer. It also doubled up as a malware and spyware.
It is now emerging that the CCleaner malware was more sophisticated than it had earlier been believed; this revelation came after CCleaner was established to be a malware in the first place. Days following the unearthing of CCleaner as a super stealthy malware, security researchers have been poring through its data from the seized command and control center.
Hackers were using CCleaner remotely for espionage
The researchers found evidence that the attackers were exploiting the compromise and used it to target big-time companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung among others. Security firm Avast and Cisco’s Talos research group …read more