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Detect and block software supply chain attacks

Socket detects traditional vulnerabilities (CVEs) but goes beyond that to scan the actual code of dependencies for malicious behavior. It proactively detects and blocks 70+ signals of supply chain risk in open source code, for comprehensive protection.

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Supply chain attacks are on the rise

Attackers have taken notice of the opportunity to attack organizations through open source dependencies. Supply chain attacks rose a whopping 700% in the past year, with over 15,000 recorded attacks.

Dec 14, 2023

Hijacked cryptocurrency library adds malware

Widely-used library in cryptocurrency frontend was compromised to include wallet-draining code, following the hijacking of NPM account credentials via phishing.

Jan 06, 2022

Maintainer intentionally adds malware

Rogue maintainer sabotages his own open source package with 100M downloads/month, notably breaking Amazon's AWS SDK.

Nov 15, 2021

npm discovers a platform vulnerability allowing unauthorized publishing of any package

Attackers could publish new versions of any npm package without authorization for multiple years.

Oct 22, 2021

Hijacked package adds cryptominers and password-stealing malware

Multiple packages with 30M downloads/month are hijacked and publish malicious versions directly into the software supply chain.

Nov 26, 2018

Package hijacked adding organization specific backdoors

Obfuscated malware added to a dependency which targeted a single company, went undetected for over a week, and made it into their production build.

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