Internet intrusion looms as NCC warns of malicious Google Chrome malware

Internet intrusion looms as NCC warns of malicious Google Chrome malware

Nigerians should exercise caution while using the internet as a new nasty malware has been discovered on Google Chrome.

The Nigerian Communications Commission Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT), in a press release, recently alerted Nigerians to five identified Google Chrome extensions malware.

Reuben Mouka, director of public affairs at NCC, while commenting on the discovery, noted that the team had identified five malicious extensions.

According to Reuben, the extensions were previously discovered by the McAfee Mobile research team.

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Reuben listed extensions to include Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with 300,000 downloads, Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200,000 downloads, FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80,000 downloads, and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20,000 downloads.

“Malicious extensions monitor victims’ visits to e-commerce websites and modify the visitor’s cookie to appear as if they were going through a referral link.

“Therefore, extension developers receive affiliate fees for any purchases from electronics stores,” the notice reads.

So Nigerians need to be careful on the internet not to fall victim.

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