Chrome Extension Steals Cryptocurrencies | PC Press

A new malicious extension found in the Chrome browser is stalking unwary users. It is VenomSoftXwhich steals passwords and hijacks cryptocurrencies.

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The extension is to the affected devices is uploaded with the help of ViperSoftX Windows malware which works as a JavaScript RAT (remote access trojan), and a cryptocurrency hijacker. Malware was first spotted back in 2020, and new reports point to fresh ideas in the form of dangerous Chrome extensions.

Since the beginning of 2022, ViperSoftX is compromised over 93 thousand devices from all over the world, and the action has been progressing lately. It’s getting malware distributed via torrent files, so increased caution and avoidance of pirated content is recommended. The strikers are until November earned about 130 thousand dollarsand from redirecting crypto-transactions from affected devices to attackers’ digital wallets.

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The extension is successfully hidden, maskirana u Google Sheets 2.1and thanks to that it remains unnoticed for longer, and steals passwords and digital coins worth their weight in gold.

Source: Bleeping Computer


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