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Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Users


The malicious Google Chrome web extension was tied to a fake token airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi.

A Google Chrome browser extension tricking users into participating in a fake airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi claimed over 200 victims, a security researcher reported in a blog post on March 14.

The extension for Chrome web browser, with the name NoCoin, gained 230 downloads before Google deleted it, according to Harry Denley, who runs cryptocurrency scam database EtherscamDB.

Denley noted that hackers had purposely disguised the malicious extension to look like a tool protecting users from cryptocurrency malware or so-called cryptojacking.

“From the start, it looked like it did what it should — it was detected [sic] various CryptoJacking scripts […] and there was a nice UI to let me know it was doing its job,” he explained in the blog post.

Behind the facade, however, it became…



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2019-03-15 14:04:00

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