Infected Avast tool’s payload went after the likes of Microsoft, Intel and Cisco, hit 20 targets
Cisco’s security limb Talos has probed the malware-laden CCleaner utility that Avast so kindly gave to the world and has concluded its purpose was to create secondary attacks that attempted to penetrate top technology companies. Talos also thinks the malware may have succeeded in delivering a payload to some of those firms targeted.
The malware that made its way into CCleaner gathers information about its host and sends it to what Talos calls the “C2 server”. Whoever is behind the malware then reviews the hosts its code has compromised.
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