Widely used tool to help users while browsing websites, Google Chrome extensions were used to steal data and items from Roblox players. Called SearchBox, it was flagged by the BleepingComputer website for containing malware that could invade and steal user data.
One of the two extensions identified with malicious code had more than 200,000 downloads in the Google Web Store. This points to the popularity of the tool and how it may have caused harm to users. These codes were responsible for sending all the pirated content to the same domain.
As a result, they were able to steal all of the game’s login details and allow extension creators to obtain tradeable items on Roblox. However, BleepingComputer revealed that it is not possible to know if the creator himself added Malware to the application or if he was subjected to some vulnerability to add the code.
Suspect reportedly had game account suspended
Rumors published by the site reveal that the author of the extensions is being seen as one of those responsible for the file infection. The portal claimed that members of the Roblox community noticed that a user known as Unstoppablelucent is seen as the creator of the app. Coincidentally or not, they pointed out that he very quickly doubled the account items. According to information from some Roblox users, his account is already suspended.
To further raise the attention of Google Chrome users, it is important to mention that this is not the first time that a SearchBox has been used to steal user data. In June this year, another app with the same name was removed from the company’s extension marketplace. This is because files were found that threatened the security of users.
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