Hacker News: Beware! Don’t Fall For “Font Wasn’t Found” Google Chrome Malware Scam


Internet users be aware …

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Next time when you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack…

…Just Don’t Download and Install It. It’s a Trap!

Scammers and hackers are targeting Google Chrome users with this new hacking scam that’s incredibly easy to fall for, prompting users to download a fake Google Chrome font pack update just to trick them into installing malware on their systems.

Here’s What the Scam is and How it works:

It’s a “The ‘HoeflerText’ font wasn’t found” scam.

Security firm NeoSmart Technologies recently identified the malicious campaign while browsing an unnamed WordPress website that had allegedly already been compromised, possibly due to failing to apply timely security updates.

The scam is not a new one to identified by NeoSmart. It has been making rounds since last month.

The hackers are…

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Resolution Guide, Author, Radio Host, Emissary of Greater Well-being, Freedom, and Natural Law; do no harm and do not allow others to harm.
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