Tech giant Google has confirmed that all commercial extensions have been temporarily suspended from being published or updated in the Chrome Web Store due to a significant increase in the number of fraudulent transactions involving paid Chrome extensions. Which is to exploit users. According to the Google security team, a wave of fraudulent transactions began earlier this month. Google engineers described the fraudulent transactions as being “on a scale”.
Restrictions on publication or updates affect all paid extensions. ZDNet reported on Saturday that it included Chrome extensions, which have to pay a fee before installing, extensions that work on a monthly subscription basis, or Chrome extensions that use a one-time app purchase.
However, existing commercial extensions are still available for download through the official Chrome Web Store. In particular, extension developers cannot pursue new updates.
“This is a temporary measure that we use to find long-term solutions to address widespread patterns of abuse,” the report said, adding that Shimon Vincent, the developer of Chrome extensions on Google.
Extension developers who try to publish new paid Chrome extensions, or forward new updates to their business extensions, are currently receiving an automated message stating: “Spam and Placements in the Store.”