Who Got Hacked This Week? May 18 Edition

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Chrome Extensions Steal Passwords

Security researchers are again warning users of a new malware campaign that has been active since at least March this year and has already infected more than 100,000 users worldwide.

Dubbed Nigelthorn, the malware is rapidly spreading through socially engineered links on Facebook and infecting victims’ systems with malicious browser extensions that steal their social media credentials, install cryptocurrency miners, and engage them in click fraud.

The malware was pushed through at least seven different Chrome browser extensions—all were hosted on Google’s official Chrome Web Store.

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