ChromeLoader Browser Hijacker Opens Doors to Bigger Threats According to two independent blog posts by Malwarebytes Labs and Red C

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ChromeLoader Browser Hijacker Opens Doors to Bigger Threats

anary, researchers are warning that ChromeLoader—which has lately experienced a revival in activity—could pose a more sophisticated threat than traditional malvertisers.

ChromeLoader is a ubiquitous and persistent browser hijacker that presents as a browser extension, altering victims’ Chrome settings and routing traffic to ad websites. According to researchers, victims on Windows devices get infected with the malware using ISO files posing as a cracked video game or pirated films or TV shows.

Researchers warn that the malvertisers’ use of PowerShell could allow it to go beyond its basic capabilities and transmit ransomware, spyware, or steal data from browser sessions.

Read More: https://threatpost.com/chromeloader-hijacker-threats/179761/