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PyPI (the Python Package Index) has stopped allowing the creation of new accounts and the upload of new packages. This move has been put in place to deal with a massive increase in identified malicious users and packages. This decision comes as other repositories like NPM and even Microsoft VSCode have identified new malware posing as well-known projects. Supply chain attacks and typo-squatting are not really a new thing and increases in attacks on repositories often happen on a fairly regular basis. However, the increase across three popular repos can been seen as a larger threat when put in context of the general IT market.

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