[Skunkworks] PSA: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware

Marcus Cicero marcus.cicero at protonmail.com
Mon Sep 18 19:06:08 EAT 2017


"Talos recently observed a case where the download servers used by software vendor to distribute a legitimate software package were leveraged to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner."
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