It's not often that we see security alerts for 3D Modelling and Animation software, but I guess it's a sign of the times. Just recently, it was discovered that 3DSMax users were being targeted by a malicious plugin called PhysXPluginMfx... According to the research team at BitDefender, the plugin was actually a Trojan-dropper that created a back-door which would later allow hackers to steal sensitive information off the compromised machines. https://labs.bitdefender.com/2020/08/apt-hackers-for-hire-used-for-industrial-espionage/
This particular incident was a targeted attack aimed at a specific company, and therefore not necessarily a threat to other users, however, it could very well mark the start of a very dangerous new trend. It always pays to be careful, and only install plugins created by developers you trust!
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