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TeamViewer compromised, users reporting emptied bank accounts

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Users of the TeamViewer tool, which allows screen sharing and remote access to PCs are reporting compromised accounts and the subsequent emptying of bank accounts.

Some of the millions of people making use of the desktop connection software have taken to the TeamViewer subreddit (via Inquisitr) claiming external accounts had been hacked using saved browser passwords or via ransomware.

Many users are even reporting PayPal and bank accounts were raided after hackers took control of their PCs.

On Reddit, ShatteredAutumn wrote: “I was using a strong password that was unique to TeamViewer and they still got in and cleaned out my bank account. They logged in and used ChromePass to see my passwords stored in Chrome.”

Jekkerdud, another Reddit user, added: “Random non-contact remoted in and emptied my bank [account].”

Earlier on Wednesday, the TeamViewer team tweeted about “issues in parts of our network,” but a couple of hours later claimed to be back “up and running again.”

Right now, the firm continues to tell customers on Twitter there has been no security breach, directing them to a statement released last week.

Last week, the German company blamed intrusions on a malware program, which installs TeamViewer via an “Adobe Flash update on already breached computers.”

The firm said: “TeamViewer has investigated the case internally and affirms that there is no security breach within TeamViewer.

“The depicted scenario is a heinous abuse of TeamViewer’s software. We have no evidence that the code of our software has been affected in any way.”

The company has advised users to avoid affiliate or adware bundles and only download TeamViewer through the official channels.

We’ll keep our eye on this developing story...

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