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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby 4D696B65 » 2019-05-04 01:01

The hacker claims all source code has been downloaded and stored on one of their servers, and gives the victim ten days to pay the ransom; otherwise, they'll make the code public.

Oh no, all those open source projects made public :mrgreen:
Closed source? meh, who cares
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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-05-04 08:56

This is no threat to open-source developers, any code will be stored locally anyway.
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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby treebeard » 2019-05-04 11:06

I was not making any judgement - just saw the article and thought i would pass it on. I am sorry i posted it. If you do not like it then please delete the thread. No problem.
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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-05-04 11:18

treebeard wrote:I am sorry i posted it

Don't be silly, it is a highly amusing story — thanks for sharing.
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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby milomak » 2019-05-04 13:17

4D696B65 wrote:
The hacker claims all source code has been downloaded and stored on one of their servers, and gives the victim ten days to pay the ransom; otherwise, they'll make the code public.

Oh no, all those open source projects made public :mrgreen:
Closed source? meh, who cares


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Re: hacker wiping out git repositories for ransom

Postby theblueplll » 2019-07-15 16:15

milomak wrote:
4D696B65 wrote:
The hacker claims all source code has been downloaded and stored on one of their servers, and gives the victim ten days to pay the ransom; otherwise, they'll make the code public.

Oh no, all those open source projects made public :mrgreen:
Closed source? meh, who cares
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Is the hacker mentally challenged?

Because you can hack my github and I still have control over the email address.
Take my email also and I still have all my source backed up.

It would take me less than 20 minutes to have a new email and github.

This is just too funny.
Go ahead release my already released open source projects.

Some users who fell victim to this hacker have admitted to using weak passwords for their GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket accounts, and forgetting to remove access tokens for old apps they haven't used for months

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