Fake 'Bad Piggies' app infects 80k Google Chromes

9 October 2012

angry birds toyOver 80,000 Google Chrome browsers have been compromised after users downloaded fake versions of Rovio's Bad Piggies. The malware edition was accessed from Google's Chrome store.

"Seven of these plugins are from the same source www.playook.info, a maker of 'free' flash games. A quick glance at the Whois records for playook.info tells us... nothing," reads a report into the dodgy add-on.

"They hide their name behind Whoisguard, a very suspicious thing for a business to do. What's more, installing these 7 plugins request a significant permissions: 'access your data on all websites'."

Those who gave the app permission to "access your data on all websites" are now at risk of having personal information swiped and stolen. That means your emails and credit card information are now up for grabs.

If you think you've been had by this fake app, then you should uninstall it immediately and change all your passwords.

TOPICS:   Technology   Games   Scams

2 comments

  • spyro
    How would you know if you've installed the dodgy one ? Does it play the normal game or is it clearly rubbish when you try to launch it ?
  • Colin
    They hide their name behind Whoisguard, a very suspicious thing for a business to do. Like HUKD then?

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