Avast fends off hacker who breached its internal network in copycat CCleaner attack

Czech anti-virus firm Avast has been targeted for a second time by hackers seemingly attempting to plant malware inside a malicious CCleaner update.

Smashing Security podcast #045: Deloitte fail, CCleaner, and dotards on Twitter

Deloitte suffers an embarrassing hack, CCleaner spreads malware, and Twitter explains why it isn’t planning to ban Donald Trump from Twitter anytime soon.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Phil Wood of Cisco.

CCleaner, distributed by anti-virus firm Avast, contained malicious backdoor

Trusted by millions, distributed by an anti-virus company, CCleaner compromised the security of users with a malicious backdoor.