Linux and Mac Malware found hiding in NPM Package

While headlines regarding Iran’s nuclear program and possible Israeli malware been used to cause failures at nuclear plants is this week's big cybersecurity news, other developments deserve attention. One such development is the discovery of a new piece of malware that targets Node.JS developers using Mac and Linux machines. The malware was found in a malicious package on the NPM registry, used by developers to supplement their code with existing tools to make their life easier. The malware was found in a package labeled “web-browserify,” which is intended to imitate the popular Browserify package that has been downloaded over 160 million times. It can be assumed that the attacker by naming their malicious package “web-browserify” is hoping to trick developers into downloading the malicious package. The malware is built by combining hundreds of legitimate open-source components and performs extensive reconnaissan...

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