Beware of FAKE Adblock Plus extension in Chrome !

Beware of FAKE Adblock Plus extension in Chrome !

A fake Adblock Plus extension successfully infiltrated Chrome’s official web store. It passed Google’s verification process and stayed alongside with the real one in the Chrome Web Store.

Google has immediately taken down the fake Adblock Plus extension after SwiftOnSecurity tweeted about it. Unfortunately, it has already been downloaded by 37,000 people. SwiftOnSecurity says the fake extension was created by a fraudulent developer who clones popular name and spams keywords.

At this point, we do not know if the extension was malicious or what data it might have collected. Please re-install Adblock Plus if you notice getting random ads after downloading it.

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