March 8, 2021

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ATTENTION: A fake extension for Google Chrome steals cryptocurrencies

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ATTENTION: A fake extension for Google Chrome steals cryptocurrencies

Using Google Chrome? So in that case, you should sharpen. There is a fake browser extension on the Internet that aims to steal your cryptocurrencies. It uses the carelessness of some users.

 

This is because the fake browser extension requires you to have your 24-words password to access all cryptocurrencies. Ledger, which manufactures hardware wallets of the same name, reported the problem.

 

Google Chrome: Ledger warns of cryptocurrency theft

 

Phishing attack is reported by Catalin Cimpanu, who works as a cyber security expert. In addition, he is engaged in technology business and runs the ZDNet website.

 

The fake extension has the legitimate sounding name of Ledger Live. The scammers are trying to imitate Ledger’s official mobile and computer application, which even has the same name. The original extension aims to connect your wallet to your computer or mobile device. According to the report, over 100 people downloaded the fake application.

 

Phishing attacks also use Google Ads services, which gives it additional legitimacy. Under search phrase “Ledger Live.”

 

ATTENTION: A fake extension for Google Chrome steals cryptocurrencies

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