Firefox Add-On: Adobe Flash Player 0.2

Fake Firefox Spyware Add-on

Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered the existence of a new spyware that initially pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player update but upon execution creates a Firefox add-on called “Adobe Flash Player 0.2″. If installed this fake Firefox add-on has the capability to monitor the user’s browsing activities, with much regard to the users Google search habits, say the researchers.

All information gathered is forwarded to a third party website http://{BLOCKED}” The fake add-on is also capable of injecting ads into a Google search results page, that’s just a minor side effect.

via TrendLabs – Firefox Add-on Spies on Google Search Results