Another attack on CCleaner and the reason for the latest update.
Latest changelog of CCleaner here:
Read more here:Avast deploys hardened self-defense and wider intelligence industry collaboration
Global software companies are increasingly being targeted for disruptive attacks, cyber-espionage and even nation-state level sabotage, as evidenced by the many reports of data breaches and supply chain attacks over the last few years. At Avast, we constantly work hard to stay ahead of the bad guys and to fight off attacks on our users. It is therefore not so surprising that we ourselves could be a target.
On September 23, we identified suspicious behavior on our network and instigated an immediate, extensive investigation. This included collaborating with the Czech intelligence agency, Security Information Service (BIS), the local Czech police force cybersecurity division, and an external forensics team to provide additional tooling to assist our efforts and verify the evidence that we were collecting.
Avast deploys hardened self-defense and wider intelligence industry collaboration to fight off cyber-espionage attempt, Abiss
Piriform - Authors of the hugely popular software CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.