Criminals hijack antivirus software to spread malware

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A well-known Chinese threat actor has been found to exploit a flaw in a well-known antivirus program to deliver malware to high-profile targets in Japan.

Cybersecurity researchers at Kaspersky recently spotted Cicada, also known as APT10, tricking employees of various organizations in Japan — from media companies to government agencies — into downloading a compromised version of the company’s K7Security Suite.

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