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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Lucian Constantin | March 31, 2017
Attackers have targeted developers present on GitHub since January with an information-stealing program called Dimnie

With access to source code repositories and distribution servers attackers can inject backdoors into software projects or turn the compiled binaries into Trojan horses. This has happened several times in the past. For example, the macOS version of the Transmission BitTorrent client hosted on the project's official website was found to contain malware on two separate occasions.

 

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