Google Chrome under attack: Have you used 1 of these hijacked extensio

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    Google Chrome under attack: Have you used 1 of these hijacked extensio


    Google Chrome under attack: Have you used one of these hijacked extensions?

    Recent versions of several Chrome extensions have been compromised to spread malicious ads.
    Attackers have been phishing developers as a way of compromising Chrome extensions into spreading affiliate program ads that scare victims into paying for PC repairs.

    Proofpoint researcher Kafeine has identified six compromised Chrome extensions that have been recently modified by an attacker after phishing a developer's Google Account credentials

    Web Developer 0.4.9, Chrometana 1.1.3, Infinity New Tab 3.12.3, CopyFish 2.8.5, Web Paint 1.2.1, and Social Fixer 20.1.1 were compromised in late July and early August. Kafeine believes TouchVPN and Betternet VPN were also comprised in late June with the same technique.
    Google Chrome under attack: Have you used one of these hijacked extensions? | ZDNet
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    As a user, what action should be taken if you have used one of the extensions (Touch VPN) ? Remove/Reinstall Chrome ?
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    torre said:
    As a user, what action should be taken if you have used one of the extensions (Touch VPN) ? Remove/Reinstall Chrome ?
    Probably would be a good idea to check with the maker of the app/VPN in question & see if they have any updates to deal with this, or if they recommend any particular action, such as removal.. Also checking the Chrome boards might yield some information on what course of action to pursue.
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