09 Nov 2020

Gitpaste-12 Worm Targets Linux Servers, IoT Devices

Researchers have discovered a new malware utilizing Pastebin and GitHub to house its component code. The worm targets Linux-based x86 servers and Linux IoT devices. According to Juniper Threat Labs, who released a post on Thursday detailing the new development, the malware boasts at least 12 different attack modules. Juniper

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06 May 2020

Hacker claims to have breached Microsoft’s GitHub private repos

This evening, a hacker under the name Shiny Hunters claimed to have stolen over 500GB of data from Microsoft’s private GitHub repositories, alleging that the data pertains to sensitive projects. Shiny Hunters claims to have hacked into the company’s database, stealing the information. He stated that although he initially planned

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20 Apr 2020

GitHub Shares Details on Six Chrome Vulnerabilities

GitHub has released new information on six vulnerabilities that were uncovered by one of its security researchers. The vulnerabilities are in the WebAudio component of Chrome. The vulnerabilities were reported to Google by GitHub Security Lab in February and March. The security researcher identified several Chrome sandbox escape vulnerabilities, and

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30 Mar 2020

GitHub Paid Out Over $1 Million in Bug Bounties

This week, GitHub announced that it had paid hackers over $1 million in bug bounties across all of its programs in 2020 alone. The security bug program was launched in 2016 but has been accepting vulnerability reports since February of 2014. In 2019, the Microsoft owned company paid almost $600,000

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15 Nov 2019

GitHub launches ‘Security Lab’ to help secure open-source ecosystem

At the GitHub conference on Thursday, GitHub announced a new program called Security Lab, a collaboration between different security researchers to fix bugs in open source projects. GitHub stated that the team will dedicate full-time resources to find vulnerabilities in popular open-source projects. The members come from organizations like Microsoft,

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29 Jul 2019

Microsoft-Owned GitHub Blocks Devs in US Sanctioned Countries

GitHub is restricting the user accounts of people residing in territories subject to US government sanctions, such as the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria. The policy came to light after a developer in Crimea had his account restricted, meaning that only certain very basic features

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04 Jun 2018

In the Age of AI, Microsoft Continues to Corner the Market on the Human Stack with GitHub Acquisition

In addition to it’s research in AI and Quantum Computing, Microsoft has continued to apply appropriate focus on managing the human stack. In addition, to its traditional suite of Office and online solutions, Microsoft continues to acquire companies that have a human capital focus. Acquiring LinkedIn put Microsoft at the

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04 Jun 2018

Microsoft confirms $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition

Microsoft confirmed their acquisition of GitHub today, following recent unofficial reports. This is the organization’s second major acquisition during the tenure of current CEO Satya Nadella, the other being its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago.  “GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with

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