A New Facebook Messenger Malware Is Targeting Crypto Users

A malicious Google Chrome extension known for its effectiveness has been revamped to target cryptocurrency exchanges, cybersecurity company Trend Micro reported this week. Dubbed FacexWorm, Trend Micro said in a blog post that the malicious extension's capabilities "were made over" to steal user credentials for Google, MyMonero, and Coinhive; in sum, it promotes a scam that dupes users into sending ether to the attacker's wallet and drains a computer's processing power to power clandestine cryptocurrency mining. The extension also has the ability to hijack cryptocurrency transactions on a variety of major exchanges including Poloniex, HitBTC, Bitfinex, Ethfinex, Binance in addition to Blockchain's (previously Blockchain.info) crypto wallet, according to Trend Micro. First exposed in August 2017, the malware initially used Facebook Messenger to send malicious links that, when clicked on, provided the attacker with access to users' Facebook accounts while also infecting their operating systems. FacexWorm resurfaced in early April of…

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