The official website of VSDC, one of the most used free video edition and conversion services (with almost 1.5 million visitors per month) has been hacked once again, reported cyber forensics course specialists from the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS).
According to reports, a group of hackers would have hijacked the VSDC website, replacing the legitimate software download links with versions infected with two malware variants: a malicious banking Trojan (Win32. Bolik. 2) and an information theft malware (KPOT).
Although VSDC is a really popular tool among media content editors, its website operates and offers software download through an unsecured HTTP connection.
The VSDC website has been hacked multiple times. In 2018, a group of hackers managed to gain administrative access to the website and replaced the download links to inject some malware variants into the victims’ devices, such as AZORult, X Keylogger, and the backdoor DarkVNC.
VSDC has recommended users concerned about the security of their systems to perform an antivirus scan on their devices to find any possible traces of infection; changing passwords for online banking services, email and social networking platforms is also recommended.
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