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CCleaner Hacked to Deliver Malware to PCs

In an apologetic blog post, the makers of CCleaner, a popular PC management and customization tool, announced that the product had been hacked recently and was redesigned to deliver malware to users’ PCs.

We would like to apologize for a security incident that we have recently found in CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191. A suspicious activity was identified on September 12th, 2017, where we saw an unknown IP address receiving data from software found in version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191, on 32-bit Windows systems. Based on further analysis, we found that the 5.33.6162 version of CCleaner and the 1.07.3191 version of CCleaner Cloud was illegally modified before it was released to the public, and we started an investigation process.

Law enforcement has also been notified.

Full explanation is here: Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users

The company says the issue has been resolved with the rogue server that has been distributing malware and is now working overtime to move customers to a fixed version.

 


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