VSDC Video Editor team has detected and stopped hacker attacks on the website – the vulnerabilities are successfully eliminated

Jule 11, 2018

On the 6th of July, a hacker attack on VSDC Video Editor website was detected and successfully stopped, hacks removed. However, as long as there is a slight possibility of some VSDC users being harmed, we take full responsibility for the incident and willing to be fully transparent about what happened.

An unscheduled audit of the VSDC website showed that the trespassers hacked the administrative part of the site and managed to arrange several attacks from the IP address registered in Lithuania - 185.25.51.133. The goal of the attackers was to replace the links to the distribution file of the program, yet, the distributives themselves were not damaged.

As of now, we have completely removed all the consequences of the attacks and eliminated the vulnerabilities that had led to the technical possibility of trespassing.

Here are the measures we’ve taken to prevent further incidents:

  1. All the source files of the site have been restored, the fake ones have been deleted.
  2. The password system of the website has been completely rearranged.
  3. The two-level authentication of access to the administrative part at the IIS server level has been introduced.
  4. A special antivirus utility has been installed on the server that checks all the files for validity.

We’d like to assure all our users that all the required security and prevention measures have been taken and will be regularly updated. The access to the administrative server part will be regularly checked. At the moment, using VSDC Video Editor website and downloading VSDC software is absolutely safe and secure.

However, if you have downloaded the VSDC program from our website over the last few days, we recommend you to perform an anti-virus scan of your computer. In case any threat is detected, please uninstall the program and download it again from http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download