A legal statement with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California says that parts of Twitter’s source code have been posted online. Visit Samsunghubs to learn more about the latest news!
The New York Times was the first to report that Twitter’s source code, which is the software that runs the site and makes it work, had shown up on GitHub, an online service for hosting software development projects.
When Twitter found out on Friday that its source code was on GitHub, it sent GitHub a copyright violation warning that asked GitHub to remove the code right away.
The code was taken down after the request, but the Times says it may have been on the site for “at least several months” before that.
Twitter is also trying to get the court to order GitHub to tell them who leaked the source code and who got it.
People are worried that the code could show holes in the platform, making it easier for hackers to use those holes for bad things. The site could be taken down, or the user’s information could be stolen and sold. Also Read – OnePlus’s CEO denies reports that the company is leaving European market
The Times quoted two people who knew about the situation as saying that Twitter officials think the person who leaked the code probably left the company last year as part of Elon Musk’s massive cuts. Musk bought Twitter in October 2022 for $44 billion.
Given all the changes Twitter has gone through in the past few months, it seems likely that a former employee with a grudge was behind the possibly damaging mistake.
Hackers want to get their hands on source code because it is so important. Even though companies try hard to keep it safe, there have been many times when criminals have gotten their hands on the valuable code. Just in the last year or so, hackers have gotten source code from Microsoft, Samsung, and LastPass, to name a few.
But parts of Twitter’s source code were just put on the web, making them easy for anyone to view. Also Read – Do Kwon, captured crypto fugitive, faces extradition to U.S. and South Korea
Twitter’s more than 230 million daily active users around the world will now watch and wait to see if this event causes any big problems for the social media site.