Hackers accessed the internal network of Czech cybersecurity company Avast, likely aiming for a supply chain attack targeting CCleaner. Detected on September 25, intrusion attempts started since May 14.

Following an investigation, the antivirus maker determined that the attacker was able to gain access using compromised credentials via a temporary VPN account.

Tiptoeing to higher privileges

From the information collected this far, the attack appears to be “an extremely sophisticated attempt,” says Jaya Baloo, Avast Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Källa: Hackers Breach Avast Antivirus Network Through Insecure VPN Profile


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