Three npm packages found opening shells on Linux, Windows systems

Three JavaScript packages have been removed from the npm portal on Thursday for containing malicious code. According to advisories from the npm security team, the three JavaScript libraries opened shells on the computers of developers who imported the packages into their projects. The shells, a technical term used by cyber-security researchers, allowed threat actors to connect remotely to the infected computer and execute malicious operations.

Link: Three npm packages found opening shells on Linux, Windows systems
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