The internet is crazy right now about cryptocurrency. Though to be fair, things were more crazy about cryptos a year or so ago, when Bitcoin’s value was skyrocketing by the hour.
Nonetheless, ‘bad people’ who want to cash in on this craze. They are targeting people already deep mining themselves some Monero; or maybe buying them or receiving payment through them. You see it in all manner of bad software that gets secretly installed on users’ device to hijack the CPU and GPU to mine these Monero. Something that has since been christened Cryptojacking.
Well, even your beloved browser Chrome is not spared either. There are reports arising pointing at MEGA, a Chrome browser extension that works as a file sharing service has been secretly stealing private keys and passwords to users’ Crypto wallets. It was first reported so by TorrentFreak.
To set the record straight, the perpetrators are not the developers behind the MEGA extension themselves. Rather, MEGA is the victim of hackers who have somehow managed to compromise the extension’s security and implanted a ‘Trojan Horse’ that they are using to steal the …read more