Threat Research

June 1, 2023

When byte code bites: Who checks the contents of compiled Python files?

ReversingLabs researchers identified a PyPI attack using compiled Python code to evade detection — possibly the first PYC file direct-execution attack.
May 18, 2023

RATs found hiding in the npm attic

ReversingLabs researchers discovered two malicious packages that contained TurkoRat, an infostealer that lurked on npm for months before being detected.
May 9, 2023

Red teamers take on AI at DEF CON 31

It takes a village... In Las Vegas, researchers play capture the flag to find vulnerabilities in tools like ChatGPT — with a White House assist.
April 24, 2023

Package names repurposed to push malware on PyPI

What’s in a name? Here's how bad actors are pushing malware on the Python Package Index under the guise of legitimate yet abandoned open source modules.
March 30, 2023

Red flags flew over software supply chain-compromised 3CX update

The VOIP software vendor missed signs that its client software had been tampered with before it pushed the update to customers.
March 27, 2023

VS Code hack shows how supply chain attacks can extend to other software development tools

The new Visual Studio Code IDE hack highlights the risk of spreading beyond the Extensions Marketplace. Here's how the threat can proliferate to npm.
March 9, 2023

PyPI repo poisoned with "Colour-Blind" RAT

Here are the key takeaways from the Colour-Blind remote access trojan, with insights from supply chain security experts.
February 22, 2023

Developers beware: Imposter HTTP libraries lurk on PyPI

ReversingLabs researchers discovered more than three dozen malicious packages on the PyPI repository that mimic popular HTTP libraries.
February 21, 2023

Lesson from Core-JS: Beware hidden dependencies from indebted Russian developers

Denis Pushkarev has big debts — and his code is everywhere. The supply chain security alarm should be at DEFCON 2 by now. We sum it up at fast pace.
February 9, 2023

Open-source repository malware sows Havoc

Aabquerys is a malicious npm package discovered typosquatting on a legitimate npm module that downloads malicious components, ReversingLabs discovered.
February 8, 2023

Leaky app gives researcher 'total, global control' over the Toyota supplier network

A researcher discovered a JsonWebToken flaw in a Toyota app that gave access to corporate user accounts, as well as suppliers — and even Toyota parts. 
February 2, 2023

The Week in Security: Russia takes aim at Ukraine with Sandworm, the truth about Russia's top search engine

Russia-affiliated Sandworm is using malware strains to attack entities in Ukraine. Also: A massive Yandex code leak reveals the ranking factors of Russia’s search engines.

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