Security Newsletter
22 Apr 2024
GitHub comments abused to push malware via Microsoft repo URLs
A GitHub flaw, or possibly a design decision, is being abused by threat actors to distribute malware using URLs associated with Microsoft repositories, making the files appear trustworthy.
While most of the malware activity has been based around the Microsoft GitHub URLs, this "flaw" could be abused with any public repository on GitHub, allowing threat actors to create very convincing lures.
Yesterday, McAfee released a report on a new LUA malware loader distributed through what appeared to be a legitimate Microsoft GitHub repositories for the "C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS," known as vcpkg, and the STL library.
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