CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared

“The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload. (credit: Talos ) Previously, researchers found no evidence that any of the computers infected by the booby-trapped version of the widely used CCleaner utility had received a second-stage payload the backdoor was capable of delivering.”

Source: CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared

 

Yikes!

 

Source papers for people who actually want to read about it:

  1. http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html
  2. http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/ccleaner-c2-concern.html

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