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.
The report also claims that this hidden cryptojacker has been present on at least four previous updates of the Archive Poster Extension - from 126.96.36.1994 to 188.8.131.528.
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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