Customer Data Is Revealed by CCleaner Data Breach

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey January 13, 2024
Updated 2024/01/13 at 9:43 AM

The popular Windows tool CCleaner recently revealed that there was a data breach that led to the loss of consumer data. The company that created CCleaner, Gen Digital, acknowledged the security incident and disclosed that private data, including names, phone numbers, and invoicing information, was exposed. Credit card numbers and financial information were kept private, but this hack raises questions about data security.

Details of a Data Breach

Impact of compromise:


Although precise figures were not revealed, the compromise impacted less than 2% of CCleaner users.

Vulnerability Taken Advantage of:

MOVEit, a well-known file transfer program used by many businesses for bulk data transfers, has a security flaw that hackers took advantage of. This hack was a component of a larger MOVEit attack.

Magnitude of the Attack:

One of the biggest security events of 2023 is the MOVEit breach, which started in May and has affected over 66 million users worldwide. More than 2,500 companies have verified security breaches in their systems.

Reaction from CCleaner:

A complimentary six-month subscription to BreachGuard has been offered to impacted clients by Gen Digital, the parent company of CCleaner. This tool notifies users if their personal information is being sold and keeps an eye out for any data breaches on the dark web.

The CCleaner data leak highlights the persistent difficulties and dangers associated with data protection. Although private financial information was safeguarded, there is cause for worry over the exposure of personal data. It also emphasizes how crucial it is to use proactive security measures and technologies like BreachGuard in order to keep an eye out for possible attacks in the more susceptible digital environment and take appropriate action.

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