NPM security team removes malicious package caught leaking data from UNIX systems

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Npm is the de-facto package manager for the JavaScript runtime environment Node.js
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Npm is the de-facto package manager for the JavaScript runtime environment Node.js

The package has been downloaded 32 times by developers

The security team at Node Package Manager (npm) has removed a malicious JavaScript package present in the npm repository, which was observed stealing sensitive data from UNIX systems. The package, named...

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