Popular code repository GitHub is full of annoying sales messages from Indonesian spammers, Bitdefender researchers found.
The developer community is under siege after sales messages have poisoned a large number of project threads, much to the annoyance of GitHub members.
“Someone used the code of my plugin to sell stuff I’ve never heard about,” a developer said.
An account owner, under the name of Rx150, promotes a repair service for water heaters from Jakarta, Indonesia and invites viewers to call a local number and ask for assistance.
The messages seem harmless, however we don’t know what might be behind it. It may be an aggressive-spammer bot or simply a stubborn seller who went the extra mile to promote his business. Stay alert”, said Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-Threat Analyst at Bitdefender.
GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as its own features.