80,000 Chrome browsers infected with malware after installing fake Bad Piggies
A group of cyber crooks plagiarized the new game from Rovio Bad Piggies, and then sold through the Chrome Web Store, causing thousands of users download and install Malware on their computers. Bad Piggies only officially available for Android and iOS, not browsers.
The virus causes the installation of plug-ins that launch advertising spam.
The problem was detected by security firm Barracuda, he could not identify those behind the malware. “Seven of these plugins are from the same source, www.playook.info, flash game creator ‘free’. A quick look at playook.info Whois records tell us … nothing, “they said.
“They hide behind WhoisGuard name, something very suspicious for a company,” added.
Install plugins require a significant malignant permit “access to data on all websites”, so Barracuda warned that those who have installed may lose personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers.
“Users who give permission so extensive that they risk their browsers are kidnapped. The authors of the plugin can get all user data when browsing with Chrome, and then use the information for other purposes, such as stealing and selling email addresses or credit card information, “says the firm.
For those who downloaded this game, we recommend uninstalling it immediately, and change passwords as soon as possible. Also worth suspecting any application that requires too many permissions.
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