The crypto wallets have been lately a continuous target for hackers. Let’s remember the open-source repositories like PyPI and GitHub that were used to distribute malware related to crypto stealing and crypto mining malicious actions. Now a new Firefox option referred to as the Safepal Wallet add-on engaged in emptying users’ cryptocurrency wallets. It was discovered that the longevity of the add-on lasted seven months on the Mozilla store.
Safepal Wallet Add-on Makes User Lose $4,000: a Real Experience
On the Mozilla forum, there is a communication of a user who had a bad experience with this malicious Safepal Wallet add-on. There lies the story of Cali who had the wallet balance drop to $0 after installing the add-on to have access to the crypto wallet in the browser. The message was written on the 12th of September.
I was deep in shock I saw my last transactions and saw that my funds ($4000,-) were transferred to another wallet. I could not believe it an add-on that is deployed in the add-on list of Mozilla Firefox.
In the coming 5 days, the public announcement of the user was addressed by a Mozilla spokesperson who declared that they started an