Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday March 13, 2016

Chrome Extension Caught Stealing Bitcoin From Users

There happens to be an extension out there that alters the QR code of a bitcoin payment’s destination. Naturally, it’s still up on the Chrome Web Store.

The extension's name is BitcoinWisdom Ads Remover and is a Chrome extension that removes ads from the, a website for consulting all kinds of Bitcoin-related statistics, all presented in easy-to-understand charts. According to Bitstamp, a website that lets users exchange Bitcoin for US dollars, this extension contains malicious code that is redirecting payments to its own Bitcoin address, instead of the one intended by the user making the transaction.