Hackers are spreading malware via trending TikTok challenge: report
Hackers are using a popular TikTok challenge to get people to download information-stealing malware, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Checkmarx.
Guy Nachson, supply chain security researcher at Checkmarx, told The Record that the hackers’ videos reached more than a million views in only a few days and the GitHub repo hosting the attacker’s code was listed on GitHub’s daily trending projects. After being reported multiple times, the attacker decided to move the malicious part of the Python package to the requirements.txt file listing. Within the GitHub repository’s files is a malicious package that has been reported and removed multiple times.
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