Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions

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Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions

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Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions
The 28 extensions contained code that could perform several malicious operations. Avast said it found code to:

redirect user traffic to ads
redirect user traffic to phishing sites
collect personal data, such as birth dates, email addresses, and active devices
collect browsing history
download further malware onto a user's device

Below is the list of Chrome extensions that Avast said it found to contain malicious code:

Direct Message for Instagram
DM for Instagram
Invisible mode for Instagram Direct Message
Downloader for Instagram
App Phone for Instagram
Stories for Instagram
Universal Video Downloader
Video Downloader for FaceBook™
Vimeo™ Video Downloader
Zoomer for Instagram and FaceBook
VK UnBlock. Works fast.
Odnoklassniki UnBlock. Works quickly.
Upload photo to Instagram™
Spotify Music Downloader
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Below is the list of Edge extensions that Avast said it found to contain malicious code:

Direct Message for Instagram™
Instagram Download Video & Image
App Phone for Instagram
Universal Video Downloader
Video Downloader for FaceBook™
Vimeo™ Video Downloader
Volume Controller
Stories for Instagram
Upload photo to Instagram™
Pretty Kitty, The Cat Pet
Video Downloader for YouTube
SoundCloud Music Downloader
Instagram App with Direct Message DM
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