The ransom of the GitHub extortion case is less than $3.

According to TheNextWeb, hackers have invaded GitHub's 392 code repositories and extorted bitcoin from victims. However, the latest data shows that the bitcoin address given by the hacker only received a payment on May 3, only for the amount. 0.00052525BTC (approximately $2.95). A user of GitLab found that the code was not actually deleted by the hacker and had managed to restore their repository. So far, no one else seems to have been successfully extorted by hackers. From the point of view of the ransom collected by hackers so far, programmers do not seem to be the best target for implementing blackmail scams.