August 19, 2022


A new malware threat is spying on users’ Gmail inbox — do this before you’re next

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Cybersecurity firm Volexity discovered a brand-spankin’ new malware threat dubbed SHARPEXT. This nasty, nosey bug spies on Google and AOL email account holders, reading and downloading their private information and attachments.

According to Volexity, SHARPEXT infects devices via browser extension installation. The malware campaign supports Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Naver Whale, and it’s targeting users US, Europe and South Korea. Investigators tracked its origin to a North Korean-backed hacking group publicly known as “Kimsuky.”

SHARPEXT is a silent spy

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