So this happened today:
Got a notice to update Notepad++ from 7.32 as a critical update:
Notepad++ v7.3.3 – Current Version
Notepad++ v7.3.3 bug-fixes and enhancements:
- Fix CIA Hacking Notepad++ issue (https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_26968090.html).
So… good for Notepad++ folks for cleaning it up after the folks in the CIA left some junk DLLs out there that other bad actors can try and leverage. Just annoyed at the sheer amount of garbage, malware, and other stuff mucking up the internets these days.
While I acknowledge our spy agencies need to do their job and do this, at the very least do a better job of keeping your tools out of the reach of others with bad intents or keep a better eye on them.