Another popular Chrome extension hijacked through phishing – Help Net Security

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Chris Pederick, the creator and maintainer of the Web Developer for Chrome extension, is the latest victim of attackers who hijack popular Chrome add-ons in order to push ads onto users.

The method the attackers used to compromise the extension’s account is the same one that was so successful a few days ago against the developers of the Copyfish Chrome extension: a phishing email impersonating the Chrome Web Store team, with a link that points to a site mimicking Google’s customer support system.

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