A phony ad-blocking Chrome extension infiltrated Google’s official Web Store
A phony AdBlock Plus extension was listed in Chrome’s official Web Store up until today, with more than 30,000 people having downloaded it. Anonymous cybersecurity personality @SwiftOnSecurity called attention to the fake extension and pointed out that imposters, like this fake AdBlock Plus, continue getting through the Google’s vetting process and into the store’s listings. That presents an especially tricky situation for users who might not carefully check each extension’s developer.
Google allows 37,000 Chrome users to be tricked with a fake extension by fraudulent developer who clones popular name and spams keywords. pic.twitter.com/ZtY5WpSgLt
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) October 9, 2017
In this case, a developer going by…