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April 29, 2022, 3:46 p.m. | Ax Sharma

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This week in malware, Sonatype's automated malware detection systems flagged npm packages laced with embedded backdoors. Additionally, the latest highlights include an interesting pattern of "mystery placeholder" packages seen on npm in the past few days and a dangerous npm flaw that allowed attackers to add anyone as a 'maintainer' to their malicious packages. 

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