Spigot Inc Warns Coders of Google Chrome Extension Hack

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Spigot Inc Warns Coders of Google Chrome Extension Hack

Coders were targeted by hackers and forced ads on 30,000 users of the chrome extension. This is definitely not anything a chrome extension developer would want to read. Spigot Inc shares the story below from Forbes.

“It’s the second time in a week that Chrome users have been targeted by extension hijacks. The first, which I reported on Monday, involved an extension called CopyFish with around 30,000 installs. That attack may have been a test of sorts, intended to see how many fraudulent ad views could be pumped through before Google intervened and returned control of the extension to its rightful owners. With more than 30 times as many users, the Web Developer extension provided a massive audience for the hacker’s shady ad campaign”.

Read the full article on Forbes.

 

2017-08-11T15:38:38+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

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