Snapchat Source Code GitHub Leak Caused by Bad iOS Update

Part of the source code of Snapchat was leaked and made public on GitHub. How did this happen? Apparently, hackers obtained the source code and leaked it online because they were ignored by the program’s developers.

Snapchat Source Code for iOS Leaked

The source code belongs to the frontend of Snapchat for iOS, and has been confirmed as genuine by Snap Inc. The company is asking GitHub to remove the leaked code via a DMCA request (Digital Millennium Copyright Act request).

When such a request is filed, GitHub is requiring the user to provide a detailed description of the original copyrighted work. A Snap representative has confirmed the legitimacy of the source code and has shared that “it was leaked and a user has put it in this GitHub repo”:

**Please provide a detailed description of the original copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed. If possible, include a URL to where it is posted online.**

SNAPCHAT SOURCE CODE. IT WAS LEAKED AND A USER HAS PUT IT IN THIS GITHUB REPO. THERE IS NO URL TO POINT TO BECAUSE SNAP INC. DOESN’T PUBLISH IT PUBLICLY.

More from the DMCA request:

**What files should be taken down? Please provide URLs for each file, or if the entire repository, the repository’s URL:**

THE ENTIRE REPO HERE: https://github.com/i5xx/Source-SnapChat/. THE EXCEPTION IS THE README DOC, WHICH IS NOT LEAKED SNAPCHAT SOURCE CODE. BUT WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU TAKE DOWN THE WHOLE THING.

How Did the Snapchat Leak Happen?

Snapchat says that the leak is triggered by an iOS update that took place in May. The update exposed a small amount of the app’s source code, with no further impact on the application or its users.

Twitter messages reveal that the hackers (Read more...)

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