A cryptocurrency startup exploited a backdoor in its own platform to protect its customer's funds after threat actors had spotted and attempted to exploit the flaw.

Researchers on the npm, Inc security team discovered a backdoor in the Agama cryptocurrency wallet on the Komodo platform during a security audit of the platform.

“This attack focused on getting a malicious package into the build chain for Agama and stealing the wallet seeds and other login passphrases used within the application,” npm researchers said in a June 5 blog post.

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