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Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Browser Extensions Infected With Malware Hit 3 Million Users: Avast

Evening Standard | 18/12/2020 09:45 AM | Click to read full article

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions containing malware have been downloaded by around 3 million users, security research firm Avast claims. Its researchers say that they were able to identify at least 28 extensions available on Chrome and Edge browsers that contained malware.

These add-ons were billed to facilitate content from platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, and Spotify. The malware in the extensions reportedly redirected users to ads or phishing sites and stole their personal data.