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Avast execs explain CCleaner cyberattack

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Avast executives today attempted clarify and mitigate the public relations damage done when its CCleaner computer maintenance app was discovered to have exposed 2 million users by saying the malware was likely injected prior to Avast's purchase of CCleaner and that to their knowledge no harm came to anyone.
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CCleaner attackers gained access to app developer’s network via TeamViewer

The adversaries who infected 2.27 million machines last year using a modified version of the computer maintenance app CCleaner were able to pull off the supply chain attack by gaining unauthorized access to the developer’s network using the remote desktop access program TeamViewer. Ondrej Vlcek, EVP and GM of the consumer business unit at Avast Software, the…
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Avast narrows down probable location of CCleaner attacker

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Avast continued to reveal further details surrounding the cyberattack that placed a backdoor in its free computer maintenance app, CCleaner. The company now believes the attack originated from a country located in the UTC + 4 or UTC + 5 time zones.
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StrongPity2 spyware takes over for FinFisher

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The cybergang behind the now defunct FinFisher man -in-the-middle attacks has switched over to using a new spyware dubbed StrongPity2 and is now using a several popular websites to conduct watering hole attacks to help install this malware.
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ShadowHammer attack installed backdoors on a million ASUS devices

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Backdoors added to ASUS computers through its software update platform resulted in what Kaspersky researchers are calling one of the largest supply chain incidents ever, “ShadowHammer,” which even surpassed the scope of the CCleaner attack. Researchers estimated malware was distributed to nearly a million people, although the cybercriminals appeared to have only targeted 600 specific…
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Top Six Spookiest Malware for Halloween

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While vampires, ghouls and goblins may be enough to scare some of our readers, zero-day exploits, ransomware, and costly data breaches are guaranteed to send chills down any CISO’s spine. To ensure you have a proper Halloween scare, SC spoke with a few industry professionals about some of the spookiest malware they’ve encountered. 6. EternalBlue:STEALTHbits…
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