How many of you are watching movies or a TV series on your personal computers? What about using subtitles for any reason? I’m willing to bet quite a few! You would do well to pay attention because your PC might be hacked.
How does that work?
Hackers create malware inside Subtitles files and they can attack anyone who installed those files to watch movies or TV series. Check Point revealed that more than 200 million video players are infected and your personal information might be in danger.
Those subtitles files work on software such as Kodi and Popcorn Time and VLC. The Check Point blog even demonstrates how this attack is affecting users.
Hackers are getting more creative than ever, and they try to attack in new ways. Ways that we haven’t even considered in the past. We as users must be very cautious about what we install or use on our PCs, Laptops, or Smartphones.