2018
16.01
Chrome – extensions with malicious code

Obviously, four malicious code extensions for the Chrome browser have been added to the

Security mechanisms from the official Chrome Web Store crept by. The extensions are to send JavaScript commands to victims’ browsers, and in the background, they will launch advertisements and click on them. Also the manipulation of SEO should belong to the repertoire.

Over half a million users should have installed the extensions Change HTTP Request Headers, Lite Bookmarks, Nyoogle and Stickies. Three of the extensions are now offline, Nyoogle is still available. Chrome users should check if they have the extensions installed and delete them. In addition to the click fraud, the extensions are also preparations for remote access to computers of victims have.

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