In the evening of July 25, Chrome Web Store removed the Ethereum extension MetaMask. However, the next day the plugin appeared again.
According to the MetaMask team on Twitter, the Google Chrome removed the app without warning and explainations.
MetaMask Twitter Account
Scammers used the situation. They uploaded the phishing app to the store. The attackers had five hours to realize their intentions. It is not known whether they were able to benefit from their actions.
MetaMask is an extension for Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Brave, through which the user can accept and send payments in the Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens.