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Rogue GOM Player Update That Installed Malware at Japanese Nuclear Plant Analyzed

05
Feb
2014

Security researchers have analyzed the malicious GOM Player update file that was installed on a computer at the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Japan. The malware was detected after a worker installed an update for video playback software, namely GOM Player.

Kaspersky researchers say the nuclear plant employee responsible for the infection downloaded a file called GoMPLAYER_JPSETUP.EXE. This is actually a self-extracting RAR archive file that contains a legitimate update for …

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