Google removes malicious Chrome extensions with half a million downloads

Google has removed four malicious browser extensions with a combined total of 500,000 downloads from the Chrome Web Store

Security firm ICEBRG discovered the malicious extensions after it picked up an unusual spike in outgoing network traffic. The first extension identified was called HTTP Request Header. After further investigation, it discovered three more: Nyoogle, Stickies and Lite Bookmarks.

In a blog post, ICEBRG said that although the extensions were probably used to commit click...

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