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Some possible reasons:

GitHub is popular among developers.

Many developers have faster computers and more computers per household than others that aren't in IT/development.

Many developers, though they pretend to be security minded and focused at times, often have a more lax attitude in practice than system administrators, especially at home or working on personal projects.

Some developers have more usernames/passwords and certs to other servers available than non-developers would.

Some developers have access to other confidential data or newer technology that could be of practical use.




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