CCR Technology Partners Cybersecurity Alert: Google Chrome Update Scam
This is a CTAS notification alert from CCR Technology Partners.
CCR’s Security team has received reports of cybercriminals using fake Google Chrome update error messages to spread malware.
When browsing a website that has been compromised, targeted users will receive a pop-up ad that appears to be an error message that tells them an error occurred in updating their Google Chrome installation. Users are given the option to either wait for the next automatic update, or they can manually install what is claimed to be the update in an automatically downloaded ZIP file that contain an EXE file within it. However, this EXE file instead contains malware.
CCR’s Security Team and other cyber security resources advise users to limit software downloads to trusted website. Google Chrome will usually update behind the scenes without user intervention, but if user are not sure as to the update status of their Chrome installation, they should always use the built-in update checker that can be found within Chrome by selecting Help and then choosing “About Chrome” to check and install legitimate updates for the browser.
The CCR CTAS Notification System was created to keep you informed of possible threats to your corporate network environment.
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