My good friend Kevin Campbell (SVP/CIO at Hunt Consolidated, Inc.) shared this bad news that “Antivirus firm Avast has admitted inadvertently distributing a trojanised version of CCleaner, a popular PC tune-up tool, for nearly a month, infecting an estimated 2.27 million users.”  This news was reported by The Register on September 18, 2017 entitled “Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks… it was stuffed with malware” which included this observation:

The attack is particularly dangerous because it exploits the trust consumers have with their software suppliers, a vector that has been seen before.

Thanks to Kevin for sharing this terrible news!