March 4, 2021

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49 New Google Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Cryptocurrency Wallets

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Original Post from The Hacker News

Google has ousted 49 Chrome browser extensions from its Web Store that masqueraded as cryptocurrency wallets but contained malicious code to siphon off sensitive information and empty the digital currencies.

The 49 browser add-ons, potentially the work of Russian threat actors, were identified (find the list here) by researchers from MyCrypto and PhishFort.

“Essentially, the extensions are

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