PyPI Packages Steal Telegram Cache Files, Add Windows Remote Desktop Accounts

By Ax Sharma on July 07, 2022 vulnerabilities

4 minute read time

We analyze Python packages that steal Telegram Desktop client files and set up Remote Desktop access accounts after infecting Windows systems.
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This Week in Malware—Python Cryptominers, 345 Dependency Confusion Packages

By Ax Sharma on July 01, 2022 vulnerabilities

17 minute read time

This week's highlights include a PyPI typosquat that drops a cryptominer and AWS credential stealer, along with an influx of 345 dependency confusion packages caught by Sonatype's automated malware
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python-dateutils—A Cryptominer in Disguise Targeting Windows, Linux, macOS

By Ax Sharma on June 29, 2022 vulnerabilities

5 minute read time

We analyze a suspicious 'python-dateutils' PyPI package targeting Python developers to mine cryptocurrency after infecting their Windows, macOS or Linux systems.
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This Week in Malware—Show Me Your Secrets!

By Ax Sharma on June 24, 2022 vulnerabilities

3 minute read time

These Python packages not only exfiltrate your secrets—AWS credentials and environment variables but rather upload these to a publicly exposed endpoint.
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Python Packages Upload Your AWS Keys, env vars, Secrets to the Web

By Ax Sharma on June 23, 2022 vulnerabilities

5 minute read time

Multiple Python packages caught by Sonatype were seen uploading secrets such as AWS keys and environment variables to a web endpoint.
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This Week in Malware—Killing Windows Defender With an npm Package

By Ax Sharma on June 17, 2022 vulnerabilities

3 minute read time

This Week in Malware we discuss a malicious npm package that disables Windows Defender before dropping a trojan, and ongoing dependency confusion findings.
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npm Package Disables Windows Defender Before Dropping Trojan

By Ax Sharma on June 13, 2022 vulnerabilities

4 minute read time

npm package 'flame-vali' makes multiple attempts to disable Windows Defender on the infected system before downloading a cryptominer.
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This Week in Malware—npm Malware Exfiltrates Windows SAM, Amazon EC2 Credentials

By Ax Sharma on June 10, 2022 vulnerabilities

4 minute read time

Malicious packages caught this week exfiltrate Amazon EC2, Windows SAM credentials, and launch malicious executables.
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PyPI Package 'ctx' and PHP Library 'phpass' Compromised to Steal Environment Variables

By Ax Sharma on May 24, 2022 vulnerabilities

5 minute read time

Popular Python package 'ctx' that is downloaded over 22,000 times weekly on PyPI registry has been compromised and now steals environment variables. Additionally, a forked PHP project 'phpass' also
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