Chrome Extension with 100,000 Users Caught Pushing Cryptocurrency Miner

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    A Chrome extension with over 105,000 users has been deploying an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to unsuspecting users for the past few weeks.

    The extension does not ask for user permission before hijacking their CPUs to mine Monero all the time the Chrome browser is open.

    Named "Archive Poster," the extension is advertised as a mod for Tumblr that allows users an easier way to "reblog, queue, draft, and like posts right from another blog's archive."

    According to users reviews, around the start of December the extension has incorporated the infamous Coinhive in-browser miner in its source code.

    Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...00-users-caught-pushing-cryptocurrency-miner/
     
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