Firefox Add-on Spies on Google Search Results

Security researchers have intercepted a fake Flash Player update creating a Firefox add-on that spies on the user’s Google search results.
The malicious Firefox extension, called “Adobe Flash Player 0.2,” injects ads into the user’s Google search results pages and even has the capability to monitor the user’s browsing activities, particularly Google search queries using the Firefox browser. It then sends the information it gathers to a hacker-controlled server.

Security researchers have intercepted a fake Flash Player update creating a Firefox add-on that spies on the user’s Google search results.

The malicious Firefox extension, called “Adobe Flash Player 0.2,” injects ads into the user’s Google search results pages and even has the capability to monitor the user’s browsing activities, particularly Google search queries using the Firefox browser. It then sends the information it gathers to a hacker-controlled server.

Trend Micro’s Jonathan Leopando writes:

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