The JFrog Security research team continuously monitors popular open source software (OSS) repositories with our automated tooling to report vulnerable and malicious packages to repository maintainers. Earlier this year we disclosed several malicious packages targeting developers’ private data that were downloaded approximately 30K times. Today, we will share details about 11 new malware packages that we’ve recently discovered and disclosed to the PyPI maintainers (who promptly removed them).
Based on our latest findings, in this blogpost we highlight some of the more advanced techniques used by Python malware developers to avoid detection and remain in the repository in order to infect as many machines as possible.
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