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A clearer picture of the CCleaner backdoor incident

19
Sep
2017

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On Monday, Cisco and Piriform – the Avast-owned company behind the popular CCleaner utility – announced that certain versions of the software have been backdoored by hackers.

In today’s update on the situation, Avast CEO Vince Steckler and CTO Ondrej Vlcek said that the hackers were likely already in the process of hacking into the Piriform servers as Avast was putting everything in place to complete the acquisition of Piriform (in July 2017).

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