Dominic Tarr Avatar

Dominic Tarr

1 episode

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #326

The insider perspective on the event-stream compromise

2018-12-05T21:50:10Z #infosec +3 🎧 24,917

Adam and Jerod talk with Dominic Tarr, creator of event-stream, the IO library that made recent news as the latest malicious package in the npm registry. event-stream was turned malware, designed to target a very specific development environment and harvest account details and private keys from Bitcoin accounts.

They talk through Dominic’s backstory as a prolific contributor to open source, his stance on this package, his work in open source, the sequence of events around the hack, how we can and should handle maintainer-ship of open source infrastructure over the full life-cycle of the code’s usefulness, and what some best practices are for moving forward from this kind of attack.

Player art
  0:00 / 0:00