Viruses in extension from Opera store
rafael2110cheb last edited by
Good afternoon. I ask for help from the opera or council staff where I can handle this.
In the add-ons store, opera, there is an extension that contains malware and which displays ads on its own and goes to phishing sites that steal personal data from the OPERA browser.
As I understand it, initially, the extension is downloaded normally without this malware. After some time (about a week of use), it updates itself (at the same time, some extension functions disappear) and after that, this extension starts malicious actions. You can install this extension yourself and see for yourself!
https://addons.opera.com/ru/extensions/details/translator/ - Here is a link to the add-on itself.
As you can see in a huge number of people in the comments with this problem.
The developer, makes a fool of himself, pretending that there is nothing. At the same time, recognizing
that some part of the code was written not by him, but by some third-party developer for the purpose of enrichment, and he does not know what it actually does. I quote:
@sailormax said in Translator:
Этот кусок кода не мой. Альтернатива донату, который не работал. Зачем ходит - вариантов много, чтобы мне ни рассказывали.
As I found out, this extension has already been removed from your competitor’s add-ons store, namely Chrome, due to theft of personal data and advertising spam.
Evidence and examples of advertising and phishing malicious sites to which the extension goes on its own can be found in user complaints in the comments of the extension branch.
I ask you to take some measures to the relations with this expansion and to protect other members of the community from the Opera malicious actions of expansion and the developer who steal our personal information!