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Chrome Is Accused Of Spying

Chrome Is Accused Of Spying

A new Awake Security finding shows that at least 111 extensions have attacked users through 32 million downloads in the Chrome browser. 

This underscores that extensions on Google Chrome have been used to spy on large-scale global users.  
Google said it removed more than 70 malicious extensions from its Chrome browser after being warned by researchers last month. 

Google spokesman Scott Westover told Reuters:  
"When we are warned about extensions in Chrome that violate privacy policies, we will take action and actively improve automated analytics as well like Google manual.”
Most free extensions are intended to warn users about questionable websites or convert files from one format to another. Instead, Google Chrome has accessed the browsing history and user login data to access internal business tools.
"Based on downloads, this is Chrome's most extensive malicious campaign to date."
According to Awake co-founder and scientist Gary Golomb.
Google declined to discuss how spyware has compromised the latest users compared to previous incidents.
"Anything that gets you into Chrome browser, emailing someone or other sensitive issues will be targeted for national espionage as well as organized cybercrime." 
According to the former National Security Agency Ben Johnson, founder of Carbon Black and Obsidian Security.
In all of these areas, a total of more than 15,000 links were compromised by the security company Galcomm (Israel). 

Awake Security says Galcomm shoauld know what's going on. In an exchange, boss Galcomm asserted to Reuters that his company had done nothing wrong.

Cyber ​​scams have expanded their reach over the last several years. Initially, they emit malicious advertising; currently, they install spyware programs, track where users are and what they are doing for government organizations or commercial companies.

Earlier, in February this year, researcher Jamila Kaya from Cisco Systems discovered a Chrome campaign that stole the data of about 1.7 million users. Google participated in an investigation and found 500 fraudulent extensions.

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