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Python Developers Beware: Clipper Malware Found in 450+ PyPI Packages!

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Feb
2023
Python Developers Beware: Clipper Malware Found in 450+ PyPI Packages!

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Malicious actors have published more than 451 unique Python packages on the official Python Package Index (PyPI) repository in an attempt to infect developer systems with clipper malware.

Software supply chain security company Phylum, which spotted the libraries, said the ongoing activity is a follow-up to a campaign that was initially disclosed in November 2022.

The initial vector entails using typosquatting to mimic popular packages such as beautifulsoup, bitcoinlib, cryptofeed, matplotlib, pandas, pytorch, scikit-learn, scrapy, selenium, solana, and tensorflow, among others.

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