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.
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.