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The Unseen Risks of Open Source Dependencies: The Case of an Abandoned Name

Mend.io research discovered a threat actor takeover of the name ‘gemnasium-gitlab-service', a retired Ruby gem with more than two million downloads. Existing projects that haven't updated their dependencies might unwittingly pull in this new version, assuming it's a continuation of the original. Given that the new gem is now controlled by an unknown entity, it could be altered to include malicious code or to perform undesirable actions.

Mend.io Achieves AWS Security Competency Status

Mend.io has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status. This designation recognizes that Mend.io has demonstrated proven technology and deep expertise to help customers achieve cloud security goals and reinforces Mend.io’s position as a trusted member of the AWS Partner Network (APN).