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I am very surprised they stopped at just grabbing your .npmrc. They could have grabbed basically anything they want like ~/.aws/credentials, your whole .bashrc (which often contains a whole slew of API keys and access tokens), and even your whole ~/.ssh





Clearly more could have been done. It's suspicious that they'd only grab npm tokens. Perhaps the responsible party just wanted to prove a point?

It looks like a virus that may try to replicate later on. If it passed unnoticed it could have gathered so much npm tokens to actually attack a much larger portion of developers. But nonetheless, starting with eslint should already provide quite a lot of credentials.

just get known_hosts and id_rsa rule the ~world~ cloud



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