Thousands Of Fake PoC Exploits In GitHub Repositories Deliver Malware – Expert Comments

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 25, 2022 06:12 am PST

A technical paper from the researchers at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science details how researchers discovered thousands of repositories on GitHub that offer fake proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for various vulnerabilities, some of them including malware. In an inspection of 47,313 downloaded and checked repositories, fully 10.3% (4893), were found to “have symptoms of malicious intent.” This number excluded fakes and prankware.