The GitHub extortion victims are outsmarting their Bitcoin scammers

    Date06 May 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Blackmailers have been wiping GitHub repositories and withholding code to extort Bitcoin BTC from their victims. Over 390 respos have been affected, but so far, the attackers haven’t made enough to even buy a coffee.

    The Bitcoin address the scammers list in their ransom note has received only one payment on May 3, and that was for just 0.00052525BTC ($2.95 at the time of writing).

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