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7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

May 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installation window is one of the most common modus operandi of cybercriminals to spread malware. Security researchers are again warning users of a new malware campaign that has been active since at least March this year and has already infected more than 100,000 users worldwide. Dubbed Nigelthorn, the malware is rapidly spreading through socially engineered links on Facebook and infecting victims' systems with malicious browser extensions that steal their social media credentials, install cryptocurrency miners, and engage them in click fraud. The malware was pushed through at least seven different Chrome browser extensions—all were hosted on Google's official Chrome Web Store. These malicious Chrome browser extensions were first discovered by researchers at cybersecurity firm Radware, after a "well-protected network" of one of its custo
Beware! Don't Fall for FireFox "HoeflerText Font Wasn't Found" Banking Malware Scam

Beware! Don't Fall for FireFox "HoeflerText Font Wasn't Found" Banking Malware Scam

May 05, 2017Wang Wei
The malicious scam campaign, " The 'HoeflerText' font wasn't found ," is back, which was previously targeting Google Chrome users to trick them into installing Spora ransomware on their computers. This time the campaign has been re-designed to target Mozilla Firefox users with a banking trojan, called Zeus Panda , says   Kafeine , a security researcher at Proofpoint. Interestingly, the attackers behind this new campaign are so stupid that they forgot to change the name of the font, i.e. HoeflerText, due to which can be easily spotted. As I previously warned — Next time when you accidentally land up on a suspicious website with jumbled content prompting to update the Firefox or Chrome font pack by downloading a missing text font to read the article… Just don't download it. It's obviously a trap. Just like the previous one, the latest Firefox 'HoeflerText font wasn't found scam is also very convincing and easy to fall for. The attack in
Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam

Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam

February 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
Next time when you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack… …Just Don't Download and Install It. It's a Trap! Scammers and hackers are targeting Google Chrome users with this new hacking scam that's incredibly easy to fall for, prompting users to download a fake Google Chrome font pack update just to trick them into installing malware on their systems. Here's What the Scam is and How it works: It's a "The 'HoeflerText' font wasn't found" scam. Security firm NeoSmart Technologies recently identified the malicious campaign while browsing an unnamed WordPress website that had allegedly already been compromised, possibly due to failing to apply timely security updates. The scam is not a new one to identified by NeoSmart. It has been making rounds since last month . The hackers are inserting JavaScript into poorl
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