Apple Mac Computers loaded with AVID Software suffering from malware attack

    All those Mac Computer users using the computing device in and around Los Angeles should think twice before using the video editing software supplied by Avid. As reports are in that those using the said company media composing software are finding their devices shutting down mysteriously and are unable to reboot them back to life.  


    The mass shutdowns were first reported by Variety and hint us about the existence of a malware affecting Avid software users on Mac.


    Avid is currently investigating the incident and will comment only after its probe is carried out on a meticulous note.


    Nevertheless, a source from the company said that only 2013 manufactured Macs were seen affected by the malware.


    Currently, this news which spread like wildfire is yet to get a confirmation from either Avid or Apple Inc. However, a source from the weekly magazine dubbed Variety Studio said that the malware seems to have hit Avid servers and was spread through a recent software update to all those who have been using it for their video editing needs.


    Note– Avid software which is a proprietary of Avid Technology was developed in 1989 for Macintosh II computers to edit videos online or offline. The software is now capable of editing uncompressed versions of standard definition, high definition, 2K and 4K video streams along with Avid or another 3rd party external I/O devices.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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