An NPM package with 2,000,000 weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. No one knows what the malicious code does yet.
@jomo I suspect there's plenty of these areound. Didn't Python have something similar a while back?
I think packaging and even containerisation make auditing harder.
@jomo NPM seems to be more and more problematic. Seems like a week doesn’t go by without a story like this
@jomo its found in the pinafore.social mastodon web client, and also in microsoft's azure cli tool. So that's a pretty wide spread of the internets from corporate to anticorp.
@jomo I've received an announcement from Snyk this morning that the malicious dependency is hijacking bitcoin transactions.
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