More than 180,000 Google Chrome users have installed at least one of a dozen ad-injecting extensions that are serving up spam on 44 different websites, according to findings by the threat and research analysis team with Barracuda Labs.
As of Jan. 30, the “logo quiz game” extension has been installed by nearly 82,000 users, and “counter strike cs portable” extension has been installed by about 27,000 users, according to a Monday post by Jason Ding, research scientist with Barracuda Labs.
Some of the more popular websites impacted by the extensions include youtube.com, yahoo.com, msn.com, imdb.com, myspace.com, and disney.go.com, Ding wrote, explaining all extensions had been served up on the Chrome Web Store directly.
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No, only Windows can get malware!
I think Google has been removing offending extensions from the Chrome Web store when they are discovered because injection advertising in that way violates the terms of service.