Huge Social Media Platform Has Source Code Leaked

Huge Social Media Platform Has Source Code Leaked

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Twitter’s source code has been leaked and the social media platform is seeking information on the person responsible, a legal filing showed.

The New York Times have recently reported that “various excerpts” of Twitter’s source code, which is used to run the company online, were posted on GitHub, a Microsoft-owned platform for sharing code for software development, by a user named FreeSpeechEnthusiast.

Source code leaks pose significant security threats to developers as their intellectual property can be exposed. Source code exposures can also allow attackers to scrutinize security threats of apps and develop tailor-made exploits for later use.

GitHub said it took down the code on Friday at Twitter’s request.

Twitter, acquired by Elon Musk last year, has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to order GitHub to produce “all identifying information” associated with the FreeSpeechEnthusiast username.

According to The New York Times, GitHub did not confirm or deny whether it had supplied such information. Nor did the company comment on how long Twitter’s source code had been publicly available.

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