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Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installation window is one of the most common modus operandi of cybercriminals to spread malware.

Security researchers are again warning users of a new malware campaign that has been active since at least March this year and has already infected more than 100,000 users worldwide.

Dubbed Nigelthorn, the malware is rapidly spreading through socially engineered links on Facebook and infecting victims’ systems with malicious browser extensions that steal their social media credentials, install cryptocurrency miners, and engage them in click fraud.

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