Cisco Finds Backdoor Installed on 12 Million PCs

Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group has come across a piece of software that installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world.

The software, which exhibits adware and spyware capabilities, was developed by a French online advertising company called Tuto4PC. The firm, previously known as Eorezo Group and apparently linked to another company called Wizzlabs, has been targeted by French authorities over its questionable practices regarding the installation of unwanted software and harvesting of users’ personal details.

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