Avast Security owned software CCleaner was recently found to have been hijacked with a backdoor installed into it by unknown “bad actors”. An wildly popular Windows maintenance application that has been downloaded over 2 billion times, CCleaner has been a favorite of techies and corporate types alike. Avast has acknowledged the issue and a new upgrade was released but to many out there who knows how much was hijacked or stolen during the months this hack has been in play. TR;DL below.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/09/18/ccleaner-cybersecurity-app-infected-with-backdoor/amp/

http://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

https://www.wired.com/story/ccleaner-malware-supply-chain-software-security/