Tuesday, 10 October 2017

37,000 Chrome Users Downloaded Fake Version Of Adblock Plus

Over 37,000 Chrome users have downloaded a fake version of the popular Adblocker Adblock Plus. The extension was offered in the official Chrome Web Store, so the security investigator reports the "SwiftOnSecurity" alias on Twitter .

The extension used non-Latin characters so it seemed like it was about Adblock Plus. Over 37,000 Chrome users were deceived in this way. Once installed, the fake version shows all kinds of ads. The extension developer appears to be cloning more popular extensions and then offering it in the Chrome Web Store. Meanwhile, Google has removed the Chrome Web Store extension. The true version of Adblock Plus has more than 10 million users and over 158,000 reviews.

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