Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again - Help Net Security

Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again - Help Net Security

Czech security software maker Avast has suffered another malicious intrusion into their networks, but the attackers didn’t accomplish what they apparently wanted: compromise releases of the popular CCleaner utility.



What happened?


The discovery of the intrusion started with a security alert that flagged a malicious replication of directory services coming from an internal IP that belonged to the company’s VPN address range.


“The user, whose credentials were apparently compromised and associated with the IP, did not have domain admin privileges. However, through a successful privilege escalation, the actor managed to obt ..