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A malicious Google Chrome extension that made it to the Chrome Web Store managed to steal at least $16,000 worth of cryptocurrency, according to a report.

The extension called “Ledge Secure,” which claims to serve as a cryptocurrency wallet inside Google Chrome, somehow managed to get past Google’s filters and end up being listed for download.

At least one user confirmed their crypto got stolen after installing the extension, albeit for the time being, it’s not known how many victims the bogus add-on actually made during the time it was available for download.

Decrypt reports that the extension scanned the device and sent the seed phrase to the extension’s author, pretty much allowing the malicious actor to steal any crypto. In the case of Twitter user known as “hackedzec,” the extension caused a loss of 600 ZEC, which is worth approximately $16,000.



 

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