An IT researcher recently discovered that common Web browser extensions harvest vast amounts of personal and company data and sell it. This included passwords, credit card numbers, airline reservations, patient names and medications, etc.

Company data included company memos, employee tasks, API keys, proprietary source code, LAN environment data, firewall access codes, proprietary secrets and operational material. If you work for a company, you should forward this to IT management.

The Chrome and Mozilla / Firefox browsers are particularly vulnerable, but this is probably the tip of the iceberg.

See the story from the Post here:
www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/18/i-found-your-data-its-sale

The full report from Sam Jadali -- forward this to your IT team if you work in a company:
https://securitywithsam.com/2019/07/dataspii-leak-via-browser-extensions/

Mark Hays