Carefully, the Scam: the researchers talked about a dangerous new extension for Chrome

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2018-05-17 15:30:04

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Carefully, the Scam: the researchers talked about a dangerous new extension for Chrome

On Tuesday, the staff NiceHash about the dangers of all owners of cryptocurrencies. According to them, the Internet is now a huge number of fake resources that are offered to download "NiceHash Miner". Actually it is a malicious virus. Now it became known about the fraudulent extension for Chrome.

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Threat from mining scams

About the danger of the employees Radware, said . Hackers use a plugin called Nigelify. He checked Google by creating a copy of this expansion and the subsequent insertion of a short script. Due to malicious code scammers steal personal user data and in addition bottom cryptocurrency.

According to the researchers, the program runs from March 2018. The trick of the scammers got more than 100 thousand computers in over 100 countries. The majority of affected devices are located in Ecuador, the Philippines and Venezuela.

The Application produces Monero, Bytecoin and Electroneum. In six days he brought the plugin developers at least a thousand dollars.

Experts recommend using anti-virus software and regularly update software. It seems that the choice of the extensions also need to be responsible.

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