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npm security update: Attack campaign using stolen OAuth tokens

On April 15, we published a blog detailing an attack campaign utilizing stolen OAuth user tokens issued to two third-party GitHub.com integrators, Heroku and Travis CI. The npm organization on GitHub.com was impacted by this campaign and we have been actively investigating the impact of this attack on npm since April 12. Today, we are sharing details of what we’ve learned during our investigation and an additional, though unrelated, finding impacting npm. Below is a brief summary; read on to learn more.

Broadcom to Acquire VMware for $61 Billion

Broadcom has signaled its $61 billion acquisition of VMware will involve a “rapid transition from perpetual licenses to subscriptions.” That's according to Tom Krause, president of the Broadcom Software Group, on Thursday's Broadcom earnings call. He was asked how the semiconductor giant plans to deliver on its guidance that VMware will add approximately $8.5 billion of pro forma EBITDA to Broadcom within three years of the deal closing – significant growth given VMware currently produces about $4.7 billion. And subscriptions was the answer.

He gave us the GIF: Stephen Wilhite dead at 74

It’s pronounced “JIF”, by the way

Suspected Lapsus$ hackers arrested.

The City of London Police has arrested seven teenagers that are suspected to be involved in the Lapsus$ hacking group. A 16-year-old from Oxford, UK, has also been named by rival hackers and researchers as one of the groups leaders but the police did not say whether he was included in the group that was arrested.

New Skills Academy Suffers Data Breach

Subscribed users on the New Skills Academy Online Learning Platform have been informed by the company of a data breach. In accordance with their notification of this incident, the exact number of users who were affected by the occurrence is still unknown. The British corporation, situated in Hertford, England, is one of the worlds most popular online learning platforms. The organization offers 800 courses to 800,000 registered users. The courses include a wide range of topics, including personal development, health and safety, professional growth, technology, business, and a variety of other subjects.

LinkedIn hacked again.

Personal info of 756 million users leaked. Popular business social network LinkedIn has suffered its second massive data leak of the year, with over 90% of its users affected. Back in February, it was reported that 500 million LinkedIn users had their data leaked by hackers online. The initial leak was part of a massive breach that covered several platforms, including Netflix. The latest leaks exposed the data of 756 million LinkedIn users and compromised the security of their accounts. The hackers are now selling the data, including phone numbers, personal information, email addresses, company details, names, and possibly more info yet to be revealed.