In Google Chrome, which is one of the most popular programs for web surfing, recorded 32 million downloads copies of spyware. The malware was given for useful extensions for the browser. This is stated in the study by Security Awake.
So, malware disguised as online translators, file converters, security extensions, and other utilities. They were distributed free of charge. Software secretly copied the history of visits to sites by users and sent the fraudsters other private information.
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Says Security expert Awake Gary Golomb extensions spread in about 32 million copies. Malicious campaign, recorded by professionals, is the largest in the history of cyber attacks on Google’s browser.
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Analysts investigating the vulnerability, said that the scammers hacking browser used simple and reliable ways of masking activities. Fraud network were connected 15 thousand domain names, decorated with a small logger from Israel. The representatives of this company – Galcomm stated that he did not know about the fraudulent network, which launched with their help.
Alphabet Corporation, which is owned by Google, announced the removal of more than 70 malicious extensions for Chrome. A Google spokesperson remarked that, on the basis of the incident specialists will learn to more effectively deal with Internet fraud.