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CCleaner Hack Adds Malware Instead of Removing It

December 13, 2017

Via: Geek

For all of the trouble they cause us, and we mean serious unforgivable trouble like ruining elections and shutting down online video game services, there’s a certain prankster spirit to most computer hackers some can’t help but admire.

Sometimes you just have to sit back and say, “I may have been hacked, but at least I was hacked in a clever and ironic way.” Hacking a service designed for removing malware and making it spread malware instead is, if nothing else, pretty ironic. And that’s just what happened with CCleaner.

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