Malicious author


An open-source package created by a known malicious author could be a software component or library that is publicly available and distributed under an open-source license, but is developed or maintained by an individual or group with a history of engaging in malicious activities or unethical behavior within the software community.


Using open-source packages created by known malicious authors carries significant risks to users and organizations. Such packages may pose a serious threat to the security and stability of software systems, potentially leading to data breaches, financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities.


Remove the package from your dependencies list, disconnect affected devices from the network and report the incident to the relevant authorities in your organization.