BitTorrent announces breach of its uTorrent systems

    Date14 Sep 2011
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3961
    Posted ByAlex
    Popular P2P file sharing company said its systems were breached Tuesday, enabling an attacker to replace its uTorrent client download with scareware. BitTorrent Inc., which creates popular P2P file sharing software, said it discovered a breach of its systems Tuesday enabling an attacker to replace a file download of its uTorrent client with a scareware program.

    The San Francisco-based company said the breach took place at 7:20 a.m. ET and lasted nearly two hours. Anyone attempting to download the standard Windows version of uTorrent would have instead downloaded a fake antivirus program.

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