A disgruntled insider is suspected.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Twitter CEO Elon Musk is trying to track down persons responsible for leaking portions of Twitter’s source code online making it vulnerable to hackers.
From The Daily Wire:
The social media company on Friday notified GitHub, an online hosting service for software development, that it had allowed Twitter code to be posted in violation of copyright law, The New York Times reported. Twitter filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California asking it to order GitHub to identify the person behind the leak and anyone else involved in the caper, the Times reported.
GitHub responded to the Twitter filing by asking for a description of the copyrighted code that had allegedly been infringed, prompting Twitter to say the material was “proprietary source code for Twitter’s platform and internal tools.” The platform acknowledged that it had no measures in place to control access to the content.
The source code is the critical software behind Twitter’s programming functions. Threat analyst Brett Callow told the Times that the public posting of Twitter’s source code could help hackers by making “it a little bit easier and speedier to probe for vulnerabilities.”
More over at The Daily Wire:
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) March 26, 2023