⁠Fake Ledger Live extensions for Google Chrome are being used to collect user backup passphrases, a forensics team claims

⁠Fake Ledger Live extensions for Google Chrome are being used to collect user backup passphrases, a forensics team claims

Gate Trade News Wednesday, March 25, 2020 15 0

A fraudulent Google Chrome extension has allegedly stolen as much 1.4 million XRP from users this month alone.

In a series of tweets published on March 24, the research team “xrplorer forensics” claimed that fake Ledger Live extensions are being used to collect user backup passphrases:

 

“They are advertised in Google searches and use Google Docs for collecting data. Accounts are being emptied and we have seen more than 200K XRP being stolen the past month alone.”

 

Revising this initial figure, xrplorer forensics later amended its estimate to “close to 1.4M.”