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Sonatype Spots Malicious npm Packages Copying Novel Software Supply Chain Attack

Sonatype Spots 275+ Malicious npm Packages Copying Recent Software Supply Chain Attacks that Hit 35 Organizations

Just three days ago on February 9th, Sonatype released our findings on Alex Birsan’s research in which he used the “dependency or namespace confusion” technique to push his malicious

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Dependency Hijacking Software Supply Chain Attack

Dependency Hijacking Software Supply Chain Attack Hits More Than 35 Organizations

Today, news broke that a security researcher managed to breach systems of over 35 tech companies in what has been described as a novel software supply chain attack.

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CursedGrabber strikes again: Sonatype spots new malware campaign against Software Supply Chains

On January 16th, Sonatype became aware of 3 malicious packages that were published to npm, and leveraged brandjacking and typosquatting techniques that we  previously warned about.

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software supply chain attack on Java developer community thwarted

Sonatype Stops Software Supply Chain Attack Aimed at the Java Developer Community

On January 7th, Sonatype became aware of 3 malicious brandjacking components which were published to the Maven Central Repository in the last week of 2020. 

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2 New RubyGems laced with cryptocurrency stealing malware taken down

This month, RubyGems removed 2 gems from its open source software repository that contained malicious code. These gems, tracked as sonatype-2020-1222 by us, are:

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 Malicious typosquatting open source packages in npm are laced with a popular Remote Access Trojan (RAT).

There’s a RAT in my code: new npm malware with Bladabindi trojan spotted

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Sonatype discovered new malware within the npm registry. This time, the typosquatting packages identified by us are laced with a popular Remote Access Trojan (RAT).

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Massive threat campaign strikes open-source repos, Sonatype spots new CursedGrabber malware

Sonatype has discovered more malware in the npm registry which, following our analysis and multiple cyber threat intelligence reports, has led to the discovery of a novel and large scale malware

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Discord.dll: successor to npm “fallguys” malware went undetected for 5 months

This week, the Sonatype Security Research team has identified a series of counterfeit components in the npm ecosystem. These intentionally malicious packages seem to be doing similar, shady things

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Gitpaste-12: A dozen exploits that silently lived on GitHub, attacked Linux servers

Just months after Octopus Scanner was caught infecting 26 open-source projects on GitHub, new reports have already surfaced of another, new sophisticated malware infection. Gitpaste-12, a worming

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Trick or treat: that `twilio-npm` package is brandjacking malware in disguise!

As if the increasing attacks on the open source ecosystem and vulnerabilities making headlines weren’t scary enough events, this Halloween devs were exposed to another malicious trick

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Discord squashes critical Electron bugs: open source attacks continue to grow

My colleague has two kids, ages 9 and 12.  Since the COVID lockdowns they have been playing more online games and each of them use Discord to chat with their friends during gameplay.  Did my

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Sonatype finds malicious npm packages which broadcast your IP, username, and device fingerprint info on the web

Sonatype researchers discovered and confirmed the presence of two new vulnerable npm packages. Sonatype’s discovery was initially made by its malicious code detection bots. By applying machine

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fallguys

Inside the “fallguys” malware that steals your browsing data and gaming IMs; Continued attack on open source software

This weekend a report emerged of mysterious npm malware stealing sensitive information from Discord apps and web browsers installed on a user’s machine.

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