Avast details how CCleaner attackers compromised developer workstation in security breach last year

clock • 2 min read

Password re-use weakness enabled attackers to compromise developer's TeamViewer software

Avast has divulged more information about the attack last year that compromised CCleaner, a Windows application used by millions of users around the world. In a blog post, the team's chief tec...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
IT Essentials: A cyber staycation

Security

The UK made headlines in security news

clock 07 May 2024 • 3 min read
UK bans devices with weak passwords

Threats and Risks

Under new rules, manufacturers must prompt users to change generic passwords during setup

clock 30 April 2024 • 3 min read
Roku reports cyber breach impacting 576,000 accounts

Hacking

Compromised data was used to make unauthorised purchases in fewer than 400 cases

clock 15 April 2024 • 2 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Privacy

Microsoft delays launch of controversial Recall

Microsoft delays launch of controversial Recall

Company plans to "refine" the feature before making it more widely available

Vikki Davies
clock 17 June 2024 • 3 min read
Meta's AI plans are against EU law, says Max Schrems

Meta's AI plans are against EU law, says Max Schrems

'This is clearly the opposite of GDPR compliance'

John Leonard
clock 06 June 2024 • 3 min read
UK data regulator finds gaps in Google's Privacy Sandbox proposals

UK data regulator finds gaps in Google's Privacy Sandbox proposals

Concerns shared with the Competition and Markets Authority

clock 22 April 2024 • 3 min read