In a recent cyber attack, a popular website VSDC that provides free audio & video editing and conversion software had been hijacked by malicious programmers to insert different malware strains.
The miscreants changed the download links for the software offered by VSDC, to download links that commenced downloads of malware strains from attacker controlled & operated servers. Upon downloading from these swapped links, the users ended up downloading theft Trojan or Info-stealer, remote access trojan (RAT) and a key-logger program.
The attack was carried out in three stages. The first attack commenced on June 18 2018 when the free video software download link was replaced with third party download links. On July 2 2018 (second instance) and July 6 2018 (third instance), the attacks were carried out and original links were again replaced with third party download links.
The VSDC team later admitted to being hacked. They also informed the users that they had taken appropriate steps to prevent any future problems. They mentioned the steps that they have taken to remedy the vulnerabilities.
The VSDC Hijack alerted the VSDC team to be proactive regarding the security of their domain. Users who downloaded the VSDC software on the aforementioned dates can possibly the victims of this VSDC hijack. They are advised to immediately run an anti-virus scan on their systems to get rid of the malware strains.
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