Malware News Malicious NuGet packages abuse MSBuild to install malware

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A new NuGet typosquatting campaign pushes malicious packages that abuse Visual Studio's MSBuild integration to execute code and install malware stealthily.

NuGet is an open-source package manager and software distribution system, enabling developers to download and include ready-to-run .NET libraries for their projects.

Threat actors who target software distribution systems like npm and PyPI have recently shown interest in NuGet, which predominantly targets Windows users and has become very popular among software developers.

Hiding code with MSBuild:​

 

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