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Github uncovers malicious ‘Octopus Scanner’ targeting developers

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Have you heard about 'Octopus Scanner', a dangerous strain of malware targeting developers on Github? Github has stated: "Since the primary-infected users are developers, the access that is gained is of high interest to attackers since developers generally have access to additional projects, production environments, database passwords, and other critical assets. There is a huge potential for escalation of access, which is a core attacker objective in most cases."

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