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Dodgy Google Chrome extension reportedly causes $16K crypto theft

03/01/2020

A malicious Google Chrome extension reportedly cost one user around $16,000 worth of cryptocurrency. A bogus extension called “Ledger Secure,” that passes itself off as a cryptocurrency wallet, is believed to be responsible for the loss, Decrypt reports. The app allegedly sends a user‘s seed phrase back to its...
A malicious Google Chrome extension reportedly cost one user around $16,000 worth of cryptocurrency. A bogus extension called “Ledger Secure,” that passes itself off as a cryptocurrency wallet, is believed to be responsible for the loss, Decrypt reports. The app allegedly sends a user‘s seed phrase back to its creators. With the seed phrase, bad actors can access another individual’s cryptocurrency illegitimately. In @hackedzec's case, 600ZEC were taken from his Ledger Nano by the extension author. That's around 2.3BTC /USD$16k – bigtime pain.@jeremyrwelch from @CasaHODL presented on precisely this risk at Baltic HoneyBadger 2019 in Riga – malign browser extensions.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google Chrome,Google A malicious Google Chrome extension reportedly cost one user around $16,000 worth of cryptocurrency. A bogus extension called “Ledger Secure,” that passes itself off as a cryptocurrency wallet, is believed to be responsible for the loss, Decrypt reports. The app allegedly sends a user‘s seed phrase back to its creators. With the seed phrase, bad actors can access another individual’s cryptocurrency illegitimately. In @hackedzec's case, 600ZEC were taken from his Ledger Nano by the extension author. That's around 2.3BTC /USD$16k – bigtime pain.@jeremyrwelch from @CasaHODL presented on precisely this risk at Baltic HoneyBadger 2019 in Riga – malign browser extensions.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google Chrome,Google
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