GitHub’s source code was leaked on GitHub last night… sort of

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GitHub’s source code was leaked on GitHub last night… sort of

GitHub’s source code was leaked on GitHub last night… sort of

GitHub’s source code was leaked on GitHub last night… sort of

The source code leak disappeared from GitHub itself very quickly—and didn’t stay up on web.archive.org for very long after that. (credit: Jim Salter)

Last night, developer and privacy activist Resynth1943 announced that GitHub’s source code had been leaked on GitHub itself, in GitHub’s own DMCA repository. It’s going to take some unpacking to talk about that, but first things first—this isn’t as big a deal as it might sound like.

GitHub Enterprise Server != GitHub.com

Shortly after Resynth1943—who seems to have broken the news and described the code as having “just been leaked” by an unknown individual—reshared the announcement on Hacker News, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman showed up at HN to provide some context.

According to Friedman, the upload in question was actually of GitHub Enterprise Server, not the GitHub website itself. While the two share a considerable volume of code, the distinction is significant. Part of that significance is that GitHub itself was not actually hacked.

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Source : https://arstechnica.com/?p=1719735