Mercenary hacker group targets companies with 3Ds Max malware


Security firm Bitdefender said it discovered what appears to be a new hacker group that is currently targeting companies across the globe with malware hidden inside malicious 3Ds Max plugins.

3Ds Max is a 3D computer graphics application developed by software giant Autodesk and is an app commonly installed and used by engineering, architecture, gaming, or software companies.

Earlier this month, on August 10, Autodesk published a security alert about a malicious plugin named “PhysXPluginMfx” that abused MAXScript, a scripting utility that ships with the 3Ds Max software.

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