Elon Musk’s troubles are not over; Portions of Twitter’s source code were leaked
According to New York Times, court filings show that portions of Twitter’s source code have been leaked online. The leaked codes are the foundation of Twitter and made possible the creation of this social network.
According to court filings, Twitter has claimed copyright infringement to remove the leaked code from GitHub. Less than 24 hours after Twitter’s request, the code posted on GitHub was removed, however, it is unclear how long the code was visible to users. It is also unclear what Twitter’s source code contained.
In the Northern District of California, Twitter has asked GitHub to reveal the identity of the person who leaked the source code. Twitter is also looking to authenticate people who have accessed the source code and proceeded to download it.
In an interview with the New York Times, informed sources said that Twitter executives largely believe that the source code disclosure was the result of sabotage by a disgruntled employee who left the company in the last year. Elon Musk Since taking over Twitter last year, more than 80% of the company’s employees have been fired.
Twitter executives are concerned that the leaked source code will make it easier for hackers to attack Twitter in the future. Hackers may find vulnerabilities in this source code or gain access to Twitter users’ data.