NPM DoS Attack: Hackers Flood Service with Bogus Packages


NPM DoS Attack: Hackers Flood Service with Bogus Packages

Threat actors have been flooding the npm open source package repository for Node.js with malicious packages, leading to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

These packages have links to malicious websites, taking advantage of open-source ecosystems’ good reputation on search engines, and have pushed the number of package versions up to 1.42 million.

The goal of the attack is to infect victims’ systems with malware and cryptocurrency miners, as well as to earn a profit by referring them to legitimate e-commerce sites.

To protect against these automated campaigns, Checkmarx has recommended that npm incorporate anti-bot techniques.

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