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Security Researchers Found Scammers Using Fake Browser Plug-ins

Different Mind, Different Thought, Different Personality… Is it that Scammers are trying to start a new Evolution? How long and fast can we escape from their new techniques? Let’s find out…


Only one question is circling in mind. How? Right? Well that’s very simple. When someone (actually the Victim) wants to a particular or his/her desired video. Then he/she is being lured in order to watch the video. But, instead of asking the victim to share/like the video, (we are accustomed to, but we don’t know actually what happens) the scammers represent the victim with a fake plug-in download image. Unless he/she download that, he/she can’t see the video. If the person is really desperate to see the video, the he/she to download it. Actually this is a fake YouTube themed browser extension. The fake plug-in can be downloaded at then when User-Agent info is being retrieved. In the current time, only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox plug-ins are being used.

As the new Exclusive leaked video of Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber has been released (It’s a question, Fake/Real?), therefore people are interested to see the video. This has happen not the first time. the scammers have already done this before using fake browser plugins and extensions as a propagation vehicle for their scams.

This isn’t the first time that scammers are relying on . In December 2011, researchers from WebSense have detected a malicious campaign where the scammers successfully hijacked Facebook accounts using bogus browser extensions.

Facebook users have become more aware to interact with content sharing on the most popular social networking site.

Source : ZDNet 1, ZDNet 2

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