GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab open-source projects hacked and held for ransom

clock • 2 min read

Code of around 400 GitHub repositories removed by hackers and held for payment of 0.1 Bitcoin

About 400 repositories hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab have been hacked, with the attacker threatening to 'leak' code if the owners don't pay a ransom within ten days. The attacks broke o...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Open source Notepad++ calls for aid

Web

Wants help to take down a copycat website

clock 09 April 2024 • 1 min read
Harnessing the 'irrational exhuberance' around AI - CNCF's Priyanka Sharma

Business Software

CNCF chief on meeting the sky high expecations of genAI

clock 20 March 2024 • 4 min read
NHS England reinstates open source Github page used to maintain central database of GP data

Health

GP Connect page taken down, then reinstated, over 'inaccurate' patient record database claim

clock 19 March 2024 • 3 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Software

The social engineering of the self: How AI chatbots manipulate our thinking

The social engineering of the self: How AI chatbots manipulate our thinking

We need structured public feedback to better understand the risks, says red teamer Rumman Chowdhury

John Leonard
clock 27 October 2023 • 4 min read
AI doesn't care what you think

AI doesn't care what you think

Want to understand hallucinations? Look at your family

Professor Peter Cochrane
clock 26 October 2023 • 3 min read
IT Essentials: The fungal IT network

IT Essentials: The fungal IT network

Shadow IT grows best in darkness and solitude

Tom Allen
clock 16 October 2023 • 2 min read