You’re going to be shocked to learn that the popular cleaning program, CCleaner, has been infected by a malware. Hackers have applied a malicious code in CCleaner variant 5.33.6162 and the variant was down load by greater than 2.27 million users.
CCleaner Malware Targeted 20 Tech Giants Including Intel, Microsoft, Samsung And More
A few days ago we’ve seen, the popular cleaning program, CCleaner was infected by a malware. Hackers have applied a malicious code in CCleaner variant 5.33.6162 and the variant was downloaded by more than 2.27 million users.
Recently, Kaspersky Lab’s Costin Raul made a tweet in which he promised that the malware stuffed inside CCleaner V-5.33 shared with the code with an Missl backdoor trojan. The Missl back door trojan was employed with a hacking group called Axiom.
Axiom hacker group is supposed to be established out of China and the author group has been also understood by many different names like Group 72, APT17, DeputyDog and more. The similarities within the code have been also seen by the hazard intelligence group in Cisco.
They’ve recently published a report in which they’ve maintained that a 3rd party provided that the details about the control and command center that are used by the malware. The researchers are finding that the hackers wanted to exploit 20 tech firms through the malware.
The investigators published in an article “Based on an overview of the C 2 monitoring database, which merely covers four days in September, we can confirm that at least 20 prey machines were served specialized secondary payloads,”
For normal users, researchers have suggested having the upgraded version of CCleaner, even in the event of big firms, the researchers also have indicated to reestablish their system through backup or re-image them to fully get rid of the malware.
Therefore, what do you see it?