A rantbox by Michiel Scholten

Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Dozens of Other Companies

A few full days of searching for private package names belonging to some of the targeted companies revealed that many other names could be found on GitHub, as well as on the major package hosting services — inside internal packages which had been accidentally published — and even within posts on various internet forums.

However, by far the best place to find private package names turned out to be… inside javascript files.

Fun with 'hijacking' packages and owning internal servers of big companies in the process. Good read.