Google Removes 500 Malicious Chrome Extensions

Google Removes 500 Malicious Chrome Extensions

Google recently removed over 500 Chrome extensions from their app store after they were found to contain malicious code. The extensions exfiltrated users’ personal data while masquerading as legitimate apps. Some of them were used to facilitate phishing and ad-fraud. This technique has been dubbed malvertising. Researchers estimate millions of users have been affected by these malicious extensions.

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