Hackers used Avast’s CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

Hackers used Avast's CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

Hackers used Avast’s CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesday.That suggests the breach, disclosed on Monday, was far more serious than initially described by Piriform, maker of the infected CCleaner utility and now a part of Prague-based Avast Software.Piriform and more recently Avast said in blog posts this week that no damage had been detected, although more than 2 million people had installed tainted versions of CCleaner.

Källa: Hackers used Avast’s CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

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