This week in malware, we discovered and analyzed nearly 40 packages flagged as malicious, suspicious, or dependency confusion attacks in npm and PyPI registries.
Malicious packages caught by Sonatype
We caught the following this week via Sonatype’s automated malware detection system, offered as a part of Nexus Firewall:
These discoveries follow our report last week of over 50 packages discovered.
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As a DevSecOps organization, we remain committed to identifying and halting attacks, such as those mentioned above, against open source developers and the wider software supply chain.
Users of Nexus Firewall can rest easy knowing that such malicious packages would automatically be blocked from reaching their development builds.
Nexus Firewall instances will automatically quarantine any suspicious components detected by our automated malware detection systems while a manual review by a researcher is in progress, thereby keeping your software supply chain protected from the start.
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