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Hack Alert: Chrome Users Urged to Download Missing Font, Install Malware Instead

The hack popped up on a compromised WordPress site

 

                              A font is apparently missing

 

Feb 21, 2017 15:59 GMT  ·  By Gabriela Vatu
 

Chrome users should beware of a new hacking technique which prompts users to download a missing font only to trick them into installing malware on their systems. 

 

According to cybersecurity firm NeoSmart Technologies, the trap was first noticed while browsing a WordPress website that had allegedly already been compromised. Given the latest issues with WordPress due to users failing to update to the latest security patch, this isn’t exactly a surprise.

 

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