Hacking

CCleaner Hacked! 2.27 Million Computers Infected


You will be shocked to know that the popular cleaning application, CCleaner, was infected by a malware. Hackers have applied a malicious code in CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and the version was download by more than 2.27 million users.



CCleaner Hacked! 2.27 Million Computers Infected

The CCleaner is an application used by many people to reduce traces of files that have been deleted and perform some other actions in order to optimize the computer. It has been downloaded more than two billion times.

Get Reliable WebHosting With 24/7/365 Customer Support
You will be shocked to know that the popular cleaning application, CCleaner, was infected by a malware. Hackers have applied a malicious code in CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and the version was download by more than 2.27 million users.
Propellerads
Piriform’s VP of Products Paul Yung has revealed that the company has spotted a security breach in CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner cloud. Yung said “A suspicious activity was identified on September 12th, 2017, where we saw an unknown IP address receiving data from software found in version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191, on 32-bit Windows systems”
Hackers have installed a two-stage backdoor in the CCLeaner.exe binary which was worthy of remote code execution after getting commands from a remote IP.
Click To Get Latest Offers From Our Advertisers
The malicious tool can collect data from the victim’s computer like the installed OS version, running processes, mac address and much more. Piriform claimed that they have made changes to the software before it went public. However, how the code ended up in the binary was still in mystery.
What Can You Do?
Get Reliable WebHosting With 24/7/365 Customer Support
Well, Piriform has just released an update which is available as CCleaner 5.34. Users need to update the latest version as soon as possible.

Propellerads
So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.
 More On Security And Hacking 

How To Protect Your Blog/Website From Hackers 

Also Read :  Google Just Launched A New Faster Version Of Gmail

 Top 20 Best AntiVirus For Your Android Smartphone

Samsung Is Paying Hackers Up To $200,000 To Hack Its Devices

Comment here