Millions of Google Chrome owners have warned against deleting the app – otherwise you risk draining your bank

CHROME users have been warned to beware of a dangerous extension that can take control of your device.

Basically, once a hacker gets there, they can take over accounts and even get your passwords.

This is what the dubious extension looks like

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This is what the dubious extension looks likePhoto credit: Zimperium

The threat is called Cloud9 and hides in malicious extensions.

Luckily, these aren’t extensions available on the official Chrome Store.

Instead, they’re lurking around the broader web – all the more reason not to download extensions outside of the actual storefront.

Apparently, it is pushed on websites for things like fake Adobe Flash Player updates.

The threat is not only a problem for Chrome, but also for Microsoft Edge users who use the same technology behind the scenes.

Zimperium experts who uncovered the scam said the true number of victims involved is unknown.

“It is clear that this malware group is targeting all browsers and operating systems in an attempt to increase its attack surface,” the company warns.

“We found some screenshots from a hacking forum where the threat actor is presenting the victims they attacked.”

The hackers behind the scheme are believed to have ties to a notorious malware group called Cookies.

Google said so computer beeps: “We always recommend users to update to the latest version of Google Chrome to ensure they have the most up-to-date security protections.

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“Users can also stay better protected from malicious executables and websites by turning on Extended Protection in Chrome’s privacy and security settings.

“Advanced Protection automatically warns you about potentially risky websites and downloads, verifies the safety of your downloads, and warns you if a file might be dangerous.”

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