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    VLC Media Player Banned In India: Here’s Why

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    By Varushi Yadav | 
    Updated: 13th Aug 2022 19:20 IST

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      VLC Media Player Banned In India: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

    Highlights of the Story

    • VLC media player is banned in India.
    • VLC Media Player reportedly has been banned in India nearly 2 months ago.
    • Neither the company nor the Indian government has revealed any details about the ban.

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    The VideoLAN project’s VLC media player, one of the most widely used media player programmes and streaming video servers, is banned in India. VLC Media Player was prohibited in India, according to a claim by MediaNama, however this occurred about two months ago. However, it ought to still be operational if you have the programme installed on your device. In the meantime, no information concerning the restriction was made public by either the corporation or the Indian government.

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    VLC Media Player Banned In India: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

    VLC Media Player Banned In India

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    According to some reports, VLC Media Player has been outlawed in the nation because Cicada, a hacker group backed by China, utilised the platform to conduct cyberattacks.

    Security specialists learned that Cicada, as part of a protracted cyberattack campaign, was utilising VLC Media Player to distribute a malicious malware loader. The corporation and the Indian government did not formally announce the banning of the media platform because it was only a soft restriction.

    VLC Media Player Banned In India

    A screenshot of the VLC website showing “the website has been prohibited as per order Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under IT Act, 2000” was tweeted by a user going by the name of Gagandeep Sapra.

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    Access to the VLC Media Player website and download link is currently prohibited in the nation. No one in the country is able to use the platform to find any kind of work. This appears to happen to users who have the software installed on their device.

    All important ISPs, including ACTFibernet, Jio, Vodafone-idea, and others are prohibited from using VLC Media Player.

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