Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Google Chrome Extension Called "BitcoinWisdom Ads Remover" is Stealing Bitcoins

Slovenia-based Bitcoin exchange portal Bitstamp is warning users of a Google Chrome extension that steals their Bitcoin when making a transfer.

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.

Bitcoin Web app developer Devon Weller confirmed Bitstamp's findings. The Nashville, Tennessee-based developer said that the extension was secretly replacing QR codes with its own.

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