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TeamViewer Confirms It Was Hacked in 2016
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Quote:Remote control and support solutions provider TeamViewer has confirmed that hackers likely operating out of China breached its systems back in 2016, but the company decided not to disclose the incident at the time as it found no evidence that it affected customers.
 
German news magazine [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]revealed on Friday that TeamViewer was targeted in 2016 in an attack that involved a piece of malware named Winnti, which is known to have been used by[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] linked to the Chinese government. The Winnti malware was also reportedly involved in a recent [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] targeting German chemicals giant Bayer.

Contacted by SecurityWeek, Germany-based TeamViewer confirmed detecting a cyberattack in the fall of 2016, but the company said it had neutralized the attack before any major damage was caused.
“An expert team of internal and external cyber security researchers, working together closely with the responsible authorities, successfully fended off the attack and with all available means of IT forensics found no evidence that customer data or other sensitive information had been stolen, that customer computer systems had been infected or that the TeamViewer source code had been manipulated, stolen or misused in any other way,” TeamViewer said in an emailed statement.

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