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Threat Research

September 5, 2023

Threat research roundup: Lessons learned from recent PyPI and npm supply chain attacks

RL threat researchers have discovered multiple malicious campaigns on open repositories recently. Join the Webinar to discuss key takeaways.
August 31, 2023

VMConnect supply chain attack continues, evidence points to North Korea

ReversingLabs researchers discovered more packages that are part of the previously identified VMConnect campaign, and evidence linking the campaign to North Korean threat actors.
August 22, 2023

Fake Roblox packages target npm with Luna Grabber info-stealing malware

ReversingLabs identified more than a dozen malicious packages targeting Roblox users on the npm public repository, recalling an attack from 2021.
August 3, 2023

VMConnect: Malicious PyPI packages imitate popular open source modules

ReversingLabs threat researchers have identified a new malicious PyPI campaign that includes a suspicious VMConnect package published to the PyPI repo.
July 27, 2023

More malicious npm packages found in wake of JumpCloud supply chain hack

ReversingLabs researchers uncovered evidence of more malicious npm packages beyond those already disclosed — and conclude that the attack is still active.
July 6, 2023

Operation Brainleeches: Malicious npm packages fuel supply chain and phishing attacks

“Write once, infect everywhere” might be the new cybercrime motto, with newly discovered campaigns showing malicious npm packages powering phishing kits and supply chain attacks.
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.


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