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IconBurst attack grabs data from multiple web apps (Supply Chain attack)

IconBurst: NPM software supply chain attack grabs data from apps, websites

ReversingLabs researchers recently discovered evidence of a widespread software supply chain Iconburst attack involving malicious Javascript packages offered via the NPM package manager. Researchers at ReversingLabs identified more than two dozen NPM packages, dating back six months, that contain obfuscated Javascript designed to steal form data from individuals using applications or websites where the malicious packages had been deployed.

Upon closer inspection, we discovered evidence of a coordinated supply chain attack, with a large number of NPM packages containing jQuery scripts designed to steal form data from deployed applications that include them. While the full extent of this attack isn’t yet known, the malicious packages we discovered are likely used by hundreds, if not thousands of downstream mobile and desktop applications as well as websites. In one case, a malicious package had been downloaded more than 17,000 times.