python-dateutils—A Cryptominer in Disguise Targeting Windows, Linux, macOS | #linux | #linuxsecurity


You’ve probably heard of the Python module ‘dateutil‘. The module offers powerful extensions to the standard datetime library extensively used by Python developers. Yesterday, however, Sonatype’s automated malware detection system caught a suspicious PyPI package called ‘python-dateutils’ that mines Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency on your system—whether Windows, Linux, or macOS, and steals AWS credentials.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sonatype Blog authored by Ax Sharma. Read the original post at: https://blog.sonatype.com/python-dateutils-a-moner-cryptominer-in-disguise-for-windows-linux-macos



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