MEGA Chrome extension compromised to steal credentials and cryptocurrency

Cybercriminals exploited the MEGA Chrome extension to steal cryptocurrency and user credentials affecting 1.6 million users.

The incident was first discovered by the independent researcher and Monero Project Contributor SerHack who promptly tweeted a warning that the 3.39.4 version of the MEGA Chrome extension had been compromised.

“On 4 September 2018 at 14:30 UTC, an unknown attacker uploaded a trojaned version of MEGA’s Chrome extension, version 3.39.4, to the Google Chrome webstore,” MEGA said in a Sept. 4 security warning.  

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