Compromised websites are causing big headaches for Chrome users. A campaign running since November 2022 is using hacked sites to push fake web browser updates to potential victims.
Researcher Rintaro Koike says this campaign has now expanded to also target those who speak Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. Additionally, Bleeping Computer notes that some of the affected sites include news, stores, and adult portals. The attackers are likely to be primarily targeting sites based on vulnerability rather than content served. As a result, it’s difficult to predict where these bogus updates will appear next.