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The rise of malicious Chrome extensions targeting Latin America

28
Jul
2023
The rise of malicious Chrome extensions targeting Latin America

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In its latest research, IBM Security Lab has observed a noticeable increase in campaigns related to malicious Chrome extensions, targeting Latin America with a focus on financial institutions, booking sites, and instant messaging. This trend is particularly concerning considering Chrome is one of the most widely used web browsers globally, with a market share of over 80% using the Chromium engine. As such, malicious actors can easily reach a large number of potential victims by distributing their malware through malicious extensions.

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