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New Linux, macOS malware hidden in fake Browserify NPM package

Date 14 Apr 2021
Category Hacks/Cracks
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Posted By Brittany Day
Npm Copycat Supplychain

A new malicious package targeting NodeJS developers using Linux and macOS has been discovered hidden in a fake Browserify NPM package.

The malicious package is called "web-browserify," and imitates the popular Browserify npm component downloaded over 160 million times over its lifetime.

web-browserify is itself built by combining hundreds of legitimate open-source components, and performs extensive reconnaissance activities on an infected system.

Moreover, as of today, the ELF malware contained with the component has a zero detection rate by all leading antivirus engines.

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