Malicious Chrome Extensions Found in Chrome Web Store, Form Droidclub Botnet

February 1st, 2018 By Joseph C Chen


The Trend Micro Cyber Safety Solutions team has discovered a new botnet delivered via Chrome extensions that affect more than half a million users. (The malicious extension is detected as BREX_DCBOT.A.) This botnet was used to inject ads and cryptocurrency mining code into websites the victim would visit. We have dubbed this particular botnet Droidclub, after the name of one of the oldest command-and-control (C&C) domains used.


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