Google Chrome is undoubtedly amongst the leading browser software available around the globe. With billions of active users, it has a huge user base. We all know that updating apps and software is important to keep ourselves up to date to the latest version of the technology with new things rolling out and bugs being fixed. Some hardworking cyber-experts at Proofpoint revealed that this scam works by using a fake Google Chrome update page.
The use of technology has increased considerably around the world. With each day, people’s lives are becoming more digital. Cybercrimes have increased with the use of technology. Cyber Criminals also devise new ways to make users their prey, which makes it very difficult to identify them. Cyber Criminals bring new scams, which are often preyed upon by users. Recently, Android malware BlackRock came out through which users’ data was being stolen. Now Proofpoint has revealed the new scam in one of its reports.
The experts say that the file in both the fishy websites has a program which is called the "remote-control software" that lets hackers hijack your computer from anywhere in the world. A hacker can spy on the user, use their online accounts, and even control someone's social media life.
Scam in the name of Google Chrome update
According to the report, Cyber Criminals are using fake Google Chrome update to execute this update. In the name of Google Chrome update, users are becoming victims of it. You need to be alert to this type of scam.
Hackers keep an eye on your bank account
Hackers want to empty your bank account through this scam. For this, scammers send fake updates of Google Chrome to the first user. After installing it, you get control of the user’s computer and install malware on your computer. After this, they make a dent in your account through the banking Trojan program. This program is specifically aimed at targeting bank accounts.
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