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Chinese Hackers Hijack Software Updates to Install Malware

Cybersecurity researchers noted that Chinese hackers have exploited software vulnerabilities and corrupted updates since 2005. The hackers compromise user data and disseminate malware which gives them control over significant user bases. The threat group Blackwood, linked to China, has manipulated software updates and installed malware to target Japanese and Chinese entities since 2018. The AitM attacks are delivered through an unknown method, potentially through vulnerable devices.

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