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Popular Software Site Hacked to Redirect Users to Keylogger, Infostealer, More

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Hackers have breached the website of VSDC, a popular company that provides free audio and video conversion and editing software.

Three different incidents have been recorded during which hackers changed the download links on the VSDC website with links that initiated downloads from servers operated by the attackers.

Below is a timeline of the hacks and link swaps, according to Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Total Security, whose experts spotted the hijacks last week.

First hack: June 18 Download link swapped with: hxxp://5.79.100.218/_files/file.php

Second hack: July 2 Download link swapped with: hxxp://drbillbailey.us/tw/file.php

Third hack: July 6 Download link swapped with: hxxp://drbillbailey.us/tw/file.php

Qihoo experts said the first and third hijacks were the ones at a larger scale and affected the most users.

Users infected with three different malware strains

Users who downloaded VSDC software on those days have been infected with three different malware strains....(continued)

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