Chrome Zero-Day Exploited to Harvest User Data via PDF Files

Exploit detection service EdgeSpot says it has spotted several PDF documents that exploit a zero-day vulnerability in Chrome to collect information on users who open the files through Google’s web browser. EdgeSpot claims to have identified several samples in the wild. When one of the PDFs is opened with Chrome, a document is shown to the user, but various pieces of information are collected and sent to a remote server in the background.

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