GitHub received an external report of anomalous behavior for their authenticated GitHub.com user session. Upon receiving the report, GitHub Security and Engineering immediately began investigating to understand the root cause, impact, and prevalence of this issue on GitHub.com. We took initial corrective action to patch the vulnerability on March 5 and continued our analysis throughout the weekend.
The patch to resolve the bug and session invalidation resolves the issue and you may log back in at any time.
The underlying bug existed on GitHub.com for a cumulative period of less than two weeks at various times between February 8, 2021 and March 5, 2021. Once the root cause was identified and a fix developed, we immediately patched GitHub.com on March 5.