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AnyDesk revokes signing certs, portal passwords after crooks sneak into systems

February 5, 2024

AnyDesk has copped to an IT security “incident” in which criminals broke into the remote-desktop software maker’s production systems. The biz has told customers to expect disruption as it attempts to lock down its infrastructure.

The application developer, which is said to have more than 170,000 customers worldwide, disclosed the intrusion in a statement on its website late on Friday, claiming it is “not related to ransomware.”

While there’s no specific mention of stolen data, some infosec analysts have pointed out that the disclosure indicates that criminals got hold of AnyDesk’s code signing certificate. That would allow miscreants to pass off malware as legit AnyDesk tools to unsuspecting marks.

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