A pair of simple Mozilla vulnerabilities made it easier for hackers to phish Coinbase employees. The exploit, detailed by ZDNet, was a remote code execution attack that could force machines running Firefox to install spyware to capture passwords and other data.
Some detail from the exploit suggests that the bug could escalate privileges outside of the "sandbox" where most Mozilla code runs:
The two vulnerabilities combined to create a perfect storm, allowing hackers to run malware installers instantly. Researchers discovered the exploits on April 15 and they suspect that hackers saw them in Mozilla's Bugzilla bug tracking database and exploited them before they could be patched. The hack did not effect Coinbase users.
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