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Date: April 16, 2022

The package 'ethers.js' in NPM is brand-jacking a popular legit package and is malicious. The package was uploaded first time in April 16th 2022. Only one version number 19.0.5 was uploaded and is malicious. The malicious package is brand-jacking a very popular crypto package 'ethers' which has 700K weekly downloads! https://www.npmjs.com/package/ethers The author of the original package 'ethers' confirmed the brandjacking.

Language: JS

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privileges Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): CHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH

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