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Avast Thwarts Cyber-spies in Suspected Second CCleaner Attack

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Avast Thwarts Cyber-spies in Suspected Second CCleaner Attack

Avast has fended off a sophisticated cyber-espionage attack with the help of Czech intelligence.

The global manufacturer of antivirus products announced today that its network had been breached, in what is thought to be an attempt to gain information regarding the company's CCleaner software.

Avast identified suspicious behavior on its network on September 23. Together with the Czech police's cybersecurity division and the Czech intelligence agency Security Information Service (BIS), the company launched what they describe as "an immediate, extensive investigation." 

Evidence gathered by Avast over the ensuing weeks, and verified ...

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