This week in malware, Sonatype's automated malware detection systems have flagged over four dozen packages on both the npm and PyPI registries. Most of these packages are dependency confusion candidates published as proof-of-concept (PoC) exercises by security enthusiasts and bug bounty hunters.
npm and PyPI Dependency Confusion Candidates
The discovery follows our last week's report listing 120+ packages we'd identified that comprise malware and/or dependency confusion packages.
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