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A new malicious browser extension dubbed SHARPEXT is scanning through Chrome, Edge, and Whale browsers to exfiltrate email data from Gmail and AOL clients. It is the first time that a threat actor has used browser infection as part of the post-exploitation phase, noted experts. More threats hover over Android users as security researchers disclosed a family of 17 banking trojan-delivering apps, collectively called DawDropper.
Moreover, a giant investment scam is hiding behind fake local and global celebrity-based promotional schemes to lure innocents. They are reportedly asked to fill out a form and deposit a fee to participate in the scheme.
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Posted on: August 01, 2022
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