Fake Bad Piggies Plugin Installs Malware; 82.000 People Affected!
Fans of Angry Birds and Rovio beware! There’s a malware app out there disguised as the new game Bad Piggies and it’s ready to take over your sensitive data. 82,000 people have been affected so far. Security firm Barracude Networks is on the case, spotting the rogue version of Rovio’s game, offered as a free download.
The software also installs a plug-in that will display extra advertisements in websites like Yahoo or MSN, that are viewed with the Chrome browser. The malicious app goes by the name “Angry Birds Bad Piggies” and it appears that sometimes it pays to shell out $1 for an official game and not rely on freebies each time. The problem with this app is not only that it injects ads, but it also can steal sensitive information like email addresses and online credit card information.
Just to be clear, we are dealing here with the version of Bad Piggies for the Google Chrome browser, so if you recently installed it you could be one of the 80k victims. When you install a plugin on Chrome Web Store, be sure to check ot the permissions you give, folks!