Avast says hackers breached internal network through compromised VPN profile

Czech cyber-security software maker Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network.

In a statement published today, the company said it believed the attack’s purpose was to insert malware into the CCleaner software, similar to the infamous CCleaner 2017 incident.

Avast said the breach occurred because the attacker compromised an employee’s VPN credentials, gaining access to an account that was not protected using a multi-factor authentication solution.

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Source: ZDNet