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Title Google Chrome malware alert – malicious software can steal your saved credit card payment details and stored files   hot icon  
Date 2018-06-14 Hit 21

 

Title: Google Chrome malware alert – malicious software can steal your saved credit card payment details and stored files

 

Author: Saqib Shah, The Sun

 

Date: 21 May 2018

 

Abstract: Users of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox web browsers should be extra vigilant about their stored credit card details after the discovery of a new malware. The shady software can hoover up saved payment details, passwords and files, warn security researchers from Proofpoint. And the cyber-threat is tipped to "evolve and grow" to target scores of users. The "Vega Stealer" malware infects PCs through phishing emails (which trick you into handing over your details) that seem to be aimed at advertising and marketing professionals. It focuses on scooping your saved payment credentials in Google Chrome – the type of info you may have stored using auto-fill when making an online purchase – and harvesting specific files in Firefox.

 

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/6342160/google-chrome-malware-credit-card-details-vega-stealer/

 



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