The recently discovered CCleaner malware was much more severe than previously suspected, as researchers find that it was designed for industrial espionage in companies such as Google, Sony, Intel, Microsoft, and many others.
The CCleaner developers announced a couple of days ago that their application was modified to collect data from users and to grant control to hackers. This happened with a particular version and before it was made available for download, which makes things all that more interesting.
The infected version of CCleaner was available for download almost a month before the malware was discovered. The initial assessment was that the goal of the hackers was to gain access to computers and to gather data. All that information was sent to a server, but i… (read more)