Criminals hijack antivirus software to deliver malware

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A known Chinese threat actor has been found abusing 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 at various organizations in Japan – from media firms to government agencies – into downloading a compromised version of the company’s K7Security Suite.   

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