Malicious Safepal Wallet Add-On Goes After Cryptocurrency

The wallets have been lately a continuous target for . Let’s remember the open-source repositories like PyPI and that were used to distribute 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 . 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.

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In the coming 5 days, the public announcement of the user was addressed by a Mozilla spokesperson who declared that they started an

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