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Backup Database Reveals Scale of CCleaner Hack

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Sep
2017
Backup Database Reveals Scale of CCleaner Hack

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A backup of a database containing information on Windows systems compromised via a maliciously modified version of the CCleaner software utility has provided investigators with a clearer view of the incident.

The backup was created on September 10, shortly after the attackers discovered that the server holding the original database ran out of space. On Sept. 12, the actors completely erased the database, which had become corrupt in the meantime.

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