Over 37,000 Chrome Users Installed a Fake AdBlock Plus Extensions

Google has removed a malicious extension from its Chrome Web Store that posed as the popular AdBlock Plus ad blocker but forcibly opened new tabs to show ads to users. Discovered by a security researcher going by the pseudonym of SwiftOnSecurity, the extension [1, 2] had over 37,000 users at the time it was taken down late last night.

Source: www.bleepingcomputer.com


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