Industrial espionage fears arise over malicious Chrome extension

Valid arguments about a possible industrial espionage campaign are being raised surrounding a Google Chrome extension that was caught collecting browsing history, ZDNet has learned from ExtraHop, a real-time IT analytics firm. The company said it detected the malicious code hidden inside a Google Chrome extension aimed at web developers. The extension, named Postman, is still available in the Chrome Web Store, despite ExtraHop reporting it to Google more than a month ago.

The discovery of this extension comes on the heels of Netscout revealing that North Korean nation-state hackers have used a Chrome extension in a government-orchestrate cyber-espionage campaign.

Read more about the malicious Chrome extension on ZDNet.





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