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Plan and Protect: A Modern Plan for Open-Source Security

In today’s digital world, open-source software is vital to modern application development. And as we know, what’s important to the business world is important to threat actors. But how can companies successfully combat the rising tide of vulnerabilities? Join experts from WhiteSource and Microsoft as they discuss the value of blending proactive practices to code...

AWS Targeted by a Package Backfill Attack

On April 28 and April 30, respectively, Mend Diffend identified, blocked, and reported two packages we deemed were malicious versions of original Amazon Web Services (AWS) packages. Whitesource security experts have reached out to contacts at Amazon to notify them of our findings.  This discovery may point to a new takeover method that targets packages...

Automated Software Supply Chain Attacks: Should You be Worried?

From the factory floor to online shopping, the benefits of automation are clear: Larger quantities of products and services can be produced much faster. But automation can also be used for malicious purposes, as illustrated by the ongoing software supply chain attack targeting the NPM package repository. By automating the process of creating and publishing...