The Google logo adorns the outside of the Google building in New York City. Google Chrome extensions are being used to infect millions of users with malware. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Researchers at Avast Wednesday reported that some 3 million people may have been infected with malware hidden in at least 28 third-party Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions associated with some of the world’s most popular platforms.

According to the researchers, the malware has the functionality to redirect user’s traffic to ads or phishing sites and to steal people’s personal data, such as birth dates, email addresses, and active devices.

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