At risk are users of GOM Player, produced by
The virus is designed to attack only PCs connected to specific IP addresses such as government agencies and certain businesses, industry experts said Friday. The extent of PCs running GOM Player at such addresses is not immediately known, however, as Gretech has not disclosed the number of its application users.
The infection of a PC at the
"Reports so far of our investigations...have confirmed that no important information has leaked," Chief Cabinet Secretary
The Japanese government's
The virus gets transmitted to PCs from a server that they are linked to after users try to update GOM Player in line with an advisory that appears when they run the application.
"Ordinary users are unlikely to recognize the gimmick as it happens when updating a legitimate application," a LAC spokesperson said.
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