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CCleaner Compromised to Gather and Transmit Information About Its Users

Piriform, the company that makes the popular CCleaner application, just announced that their application was hijacked and used to gather information about its users and send it to an unknown party.

CCleaner Compromised to Gather and Transmit Information About Its Users

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Russian Industroyer Malware Likely to Blame for Ukrainian Power Grid Attack
13 June 2017, 10:02 pm

Russian malware may have been behind the Ukrainian power grid attack from 2016. Dubbed the "Industroyer," this malware was designed to target critical power supplies by attacking the communications devices used on power networks. 

According to security researchers from Eset, the malware works in four modular parts. The main idea behind the Industroyer is that it needs to act as a backdoor which allows other components to install, much like other sophisticated malware. These malicious components are controlled from afar by a command server hosted on the TOR anonymity network, which makes it almost impossible to trace. 

Then, the backdoor can be used by hackers to carry out a series of cascading failures, which will result in forcing the power supplies offline and even causing damage to equipment. 

"Industroyer’s dangerousness lies in the fact... (read more)

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