This article was last updated on March 27, 2023
Twitter source code leaked
According to court documents, portions of Twitter’s source code have been leaked onto the internet and shared on GitHub, an online platform for software collection. Twitter attempted to have the source code taken down after discovering it, as reported by The New York Times. The company has stated that it would like more information from GitHub about the person who shared the source code on the platform.
This leak poses a new problem for Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, who acquired the messaging platform for $44 billion in October. Following the acquisition, approximately 75% of the staff left due to layoffs or dissatisfaction, leading to negative publicity and chaos.
Tech companies carefully guard their source code, as it serves as the foundation of the underlying mechanism on which platforms like Twitter operate. Leaked source code could provide competitors with valuable insights and enable hackers to access user data or potentially shut down the platform by circumventing its security measures. The New York Times reports that parts of Twitter’s source code may have been on GitHub for months.