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Google Chrome, The most popular browser which is used by millions of users every day. With increasing features day to day, people tend to install “Extensions” which enables users to perform additional tasks. Most of the extensions hosted by Chrome Store belong to third parties and the providers are well reputed. Sneaking a chance, Facebook scammers have now found an easy way to crawl into Facebook accounts by unauthorized manner. Trojan Horse extensions containing malicious codes are being hosted by Cyber Criminals to steal Facebook account data. This was revealed by Kaspersky Lab.
These extensions are frequently advertised on Facebook by scammers claiming that the extensions can change profile styles, tracks visitors etc. According to sources, Brazil is the prime suspected location from where these extensions are originating.
Kaspersky Techies and Google jointly made sure that such extensions are removed but, Sadly offenders are uploading new extensions. Just an Installation can get the offenders an access to your Facebook account and post obsense comments and also Like Spam pages. This strategy provides the hijackers an easy way to earn money from a few Facebook pages.
These attacks are not new to people! Users must make sure that they only trust Official Extensions distributed by Official Chrome Web Store and not any Phishing page. One wrong go can make serious security breaches of your Identity. Be careful while installing any extensions for your browser!
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