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GitHub Repos Targeted in Cyber-Extortion Attacks

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GitHub Repos Targeted in Cyber-Extortion Attacks

Image source: SOPA Images via Alamy Stock Photo. Article by Jai Vijayan. Dark Reading – June 7, 2024.

An unknown user going by the handle “Gitloker” is grabbing and wiping clean repositories on GitHub in an apparent effort to extort victims. The campaign, which a researcher at Chilean cybersecurity firm CronUp highlighted in a message on social platform X this week, appears to have been ongoing since at least February 2024. […]

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