TeamViewer confirms number of user accounts Hacked


The week has been difficult for TeamViewer, a popular remote access tool firm, had seen serious hacking allegations.

The majority of users claim their accounts have been hacked. The hackers attempting to spend or transfer money, once access is gained. Some commonly accessed accounts include:

– PayPal
– eBay
– Amazon
– Yahoo
– Walmart

TeamViewer spokesman acknowledged that the number of takeovers was “significant,” but he continued to maintain that the compromises are the result of user passwords that were compromised through a cluster of recently exposed megabreaches involving more than 642 million passwords belonging to users of LinkedIn, MySpace, and other services.

If you’d like to immediately check if your account has been accessed, or access has been attempted by anyone other than yourself, head to the TeamViewer Management Console website. Once you’ve logged into your account head to the top-right corner and click on your username, followed by Edit Profile. Then select Active Logins. This will list every device and location that has access your account within the last year.

You can also check your TeamViewer logs for any unscheduled activity. The logs can be found here:

C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\TeamViewerXX_Logfile.txt
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\TeamViewerXX_Logfile_OLD.txt

Head to your log and give it a read through. Check for any irregular IP addresses. Search the log for “webbrowserpassview.exe” and if you get a positive hit, immediately change all of your passwords.