Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2023
A supply chain attack on crypto hardware wallet Ledger led to the theft of $600K

A supply chain attack against Crypto hardware wallet maker Ledger resulted in the theft of $600,000 in virtual assets. Threat actors pushed a malicious version of the “@ledgerhq/connect-kit” npm module developed by crypto hardware wallet maker Ledger, leading to the theft of more than $600,000 in virtual assets. Once the attack was discovered, the Crypto hardware wallet maker […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2023
Malicious packages in the NPM designed for highly-targeted attacks

Researchers discovered a new set of malicious packages on the npm package manager that can exfiltrate sensitive developer data. On July 31, 2023, Phylum researchers observed the publication of ten different “test” packages on the npm package manager that were developed to exfiltrate sensitive developer source code and other confidential information. All of these packages […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2023
NPM packages found containing the TurkoRat infostealer

Experts discovered two malicious packages in the npm package repository, both were laced with an open-source info-stealer called TurkoRat. ReversingLabs discovered two malicious packages, respectively named nodejs-encrypt-agent and nodejs-cookie-proxy-agent, in the npm package repository containing an open-source info-stealer called TurkoRat. TurkoRat is an information-stealing malware that can obtain a broad range of data from the infected machine, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 07, 2022
Large-scale cryptomining campaign is targeting the NPM JavaScript package repository

Researchers uncovered a large-scale cryptocurrency mining campaign targeting the NPM JavaScript package repository. Checkmarx researchers spotted a new large-scale cryptocurrency mining campaign, tracked as CuteBoi, that is targeting the NPM JavaScript package repository. Threat actors behind the campaign published 1,283 malicious modules in the repository and used over 1,000 different user accounts. The researchers uncovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2022
Malicious NPM packages used to grab data from apps, websites

Researchers from ReversingLabs discovered tens of malicious NPM packages stealing data from apps and web forms. Researchers from ReversingLabs discovered a couple of dozen NPM packages that included malicious code designed to steal data from apps and web forms on websites that included the modules. The malicious NPM modules were delivered as part of a […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2021
Tens of malicious NPM packages caught hijacking Discord servers

Researches from cybersecurity firm JFrog found 17 malicious packages on the NPM package repository hijacking Discord servers. JFrog researchers have discovered 17 malicious packages in the NPM (Node.js package manager) repository that were developed to hijack Discord servers. The libraries allow stealing Discord access tokens and environment variables from systems running giving the attackers full access to […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2021
GitHub addressed two major vulnerabilities in the NPM package manager

Maintainers of the npm package manager for the JavaScript programming language disclosed multiple flaws that were recently addressed. GitHub disclosed two major vulnerabilities in the npm that have been already addressed. The first vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to publish new versions of any npm package using an account without proper authorization. The flaw was reported by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2021
Supply-chain attack on NPM Package UAParser, which has millions of daily downloads

The U.S. CISA warned of crypto-mining malware hidden in a popular JavaScript NPM library, named UAParser.js, which has millions of weekly downloads. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency published an advisory to warn of the discovery of a crypto-mining malware in the popular NPM Package UAParser.js. The popular library has million of weekly downloads. “Versions of a popular […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2021
Popular NPM package Pac-Resolver affected by a critical flaw

Experts found a critical flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-23406, in the popular NPM package ‘Pac-Resolver‘ that has millions of downloads every week. The development team behind a popular NPM package called ‘Pac-Resolver‘ for the JavaScript programming language fixed a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-23406. The vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers to run […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2020
Malicious npm packages spotted delivering njRAT Trojan

npm security staff removed two packages that contained malicious code to install the njRAT remote access trojan (RAT) on developers’ computers. Security staff behind the npm repository removed two packages that were found containing the malicious code to install the njRAT remote access trojan (RAT) on computers of JavaScript and Node.js developers who imported and […]