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Popular Google Chrome Extension Caught Mining Cryptocurrency, Removed From Web ...

As we mentioned, the Chrome Extension Archive Poster had been caught deploying an in-browser cryptocurrency miner unknowingly to its users in the past few updates.

According to the report by BleepingComputer, security researcher Troy Mursch first identified that the Coinhive cryptojacking code can be found in a JavaScript file present from the following URL: https://c7e935.netlify[.]com/b.js.

The report also claims that this hidden cryptojacker has been present on at least four previous updates of the Archive Poster Extension - from to

Google's response comes after users alleged the issue of cryptojacking in the review section of the Chrome Web Store.

The Indian government had recently warned cryptocurrencies by alleging that investing in them is akin to Ponzi schemes that are infamous for bankrupting investors.


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