Beware of new Malicious Chrome Extension that Delivers Password Stealer Malware


Malicious Chrome Extension

Several malvertising campaigns have been discovered recently by the security experts of Cisco Talos. In these malvertising campaigns, it has been detected that the threat actors have been using the fake installers of popular apps and games like:-

  • WeChat
  • Viber
  • Battlefield
  • NoxPlayer

Hackers have been using these fake installers to trick their victims into downloading a malicious Google Chrome extension with a backdoor. 

All these malware families are in constant development and improvement by their developers. And the malware payloads were attributed by the researchers to an unknown actor with “magnat” alias.

The primary objective of the hacker is to steal sensitive data, credentials and maintain remote access to the compromised system.

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