Was Teamviewer Hacked?
The internet is a buzz tonight over an incident with the Teamviewer platform. Over the course of Friday 3rd June a number of comments started to appear on the twittersphere of issues with Teamviewer services. Alarmingly these escalated to tales of security breaches followed by theft of funds from Paypal and Credit Card accounts.
Many users took to sites like Reddit to explain their stories, some with details on finding screens remotely controlled from sources as far flung as China.
Yet Teamviewer have released a statement, albeit it with publishing errors (like the date), calling out poor user password management as the root cause of these issues. What doesn’t match up is the public reports of DNS Hijacking of the Teamviewer services, mass outages and the fact that so many targets were hit at the same time. Clearly something has occurred either inside or towards the system.
Either way something significant happened to the Teamviewer customer base, and while the battle between infosec researchers and the staff at Teamviewer rages on; We thought it would be wise to take stock of how we use Teamviewer and ways we can try to prevent anything bad from happening to us.
A growing list of details on the event, as well as some excellent guides to mitigate issues with Teamviewer can be found on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/4m7ay6/teamviewer_has_been_hacked_they_are_denying
If you are using Teamviewer its worth a review.