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Late with your financial paperwork? Here's a handy excuse: Malware smacked your bean-counter cloud offline

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Accountancy SaaS CCH falls over, thanks to nasty infection

A global software-as-a-service platform catering to accountants is in damage control mode after a malware infection knocked its services offline.

Netherlands-headquartered Wolters Kluwer, the software company behind the CCH suite of web-based tax preperation tools for professional accountants, said in a statement it does not believe any customer data (or any of its corporate data) was stolen during the cyber-outbreak.

The developer on Tuesday confirmed a report from Accounting Today that a Monday outage of CCH was indeed the result of an unspecified malware that had infiltrated its network.

"On Monday, May 6, we started seeing technical anomalies in a number of our platforms and applications.

We immediately started investigating and discovered the installation of malware," spokespeople for Wolters Kluwer said.

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