Spammers flood PyPI with pirated movie links and bogus packages

Ax Sharma writes:

The official Python software package repository, PyPI, is getting flooded with spam packages, as seen by BleepingComputer. These packages are named after different movies in a style that is commonly associated with torrents and “warez” sites hosting pirated content.

Hopefully something similar will not happen to CRAN, the network of ftp and web servers around the world that store identical, up-to-date, versions of code and documentation for R. There are several mirrors available – and the Institute for Data Science, Engineering, and Analytics (TH Köln) will be soon one of them.