Backdoor Found in ‘rest-client’ Ruby Gem

A Ruby software package that contained a malicious backdoor has been removed from the Ruby Gems repository after compromising over ten libraries.

Called rest-client, the gem was designed to help Ruby developers send REST requests to their web apps and is highly popular, with over 113 million downloads on

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