Chinese hacking group Cicada is now using VLC media player to hack Windows system. Many VLC players appear on Windows PCs. Since you do not have to pay for this media player, it opens all kinds of media files and is an open source application. So the hacking group is taking advantage of its popularity.
Cicada, a Chinese hacking group, sends malware to Windows systems via VLC Player. If a user downloads malware, the computer will be hacked. Hacked systems are used for espionage. Such information is provided by Symantec cybersecurity experts.
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Because VLC Media’s file is open source, it’s easy to modify. Cicada takes advantage of this and adds malware to the player’s original file. Once this version is installed on the victim’s computer, Cicada controls the infected system with the help of VNC Remote Access Server. Symantec says such attacks have been going on since 2021 in the name of espionage.
According to reports, the Cicada Group is already targeting the healthcare sector. It is currently targeting those in the defense, aviation, shipping and energy sectors. The group’s network is spread across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Turkey, Israel, India, Montenegro and Italy. So download VLC Media Player only from the official website videolan.org. Get other software from the official website or the Windows App Store.
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