Python Developers Beware - Clipper Malware Found in 450+ PyPI Packages!


In an effort to infect developer PCs with the clipper virus, malicious actors have released more than 451 distinct Python packages on the official Python Package Index (PyPI) repository. The libraries were discovered by software supply chain security firm Phylum, which stated the current activity is a continuation of a campaign that was first made public in November 2022.In the first step, popular programmes including beautifulsoup, bitcoinlib, cryptofeed, matplotlib, pandas, pytorch, scikit-learn, scrapy, selenium, solana, and tensorflow are imitated via typosquatting.

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