Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, took motion after its supply code illegally acquired leaked on-line. The alleged Pakistani consumer uploaded the code on Github. The supply code was faraway from the platform as a response to a DMCA takedown discover by Snap as reported by Torrent Freak.
Supply code is the readable model of any software program. Each week, hundreds of thousands of DMCA notices are filed to mitigate the variety of infringing content material and hyperlinks out there on-line. Whereas a lot of the notices are in opposition to sharing of flicks, songs and video video games however as soon as in a blue moon, one thing uncommon additionally will get added to those notices.
An instance of that is the DMCA discover that was lately filed with improvement platform GitHub by Snap. It was filed in opposition to the unauthorized publication in addition to distribution of unique Snapchat’s supply code.
The notice reads,
I am [redacted] at Snap inc., owner of the leaked source code,”
It further states,
“(The Source Code) [I]t was leaked and a user has put it in this Github repo. [T]here is no url to point to [detailing the original content] because Snap Inc. doesn’t publish it publicly.”
As a response, GitHub removed the source code. The site will restore it only if a counterclaim is filed from opposite party.
It remains unknown how GitHub user pulled Snapchat’s source code as well as what aspect of the service does the code relate to.
In his profile, the Github user, i5xx claims to be from a small village in Pakistan. Back in February, Apple also reported to have its source code leaked and filed a takedown notice. The leaked source code was of a core component of iPhone Operating System.
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