Los Angeles: A legal document revealed that some of Twitter Inc.’s source code has been leaked, and the social media site, which is owned by billionaire Elon Musk, is looking for information on the perpetrator.
The filing claims that a user going by the name of “FreeSpeechEnthusiast” shared “multiple snippets” of the source code used to power Twitter’s online operations on Github, a platform controlled by Microsoft.
According to Github, the code was removed on Friday at Twitter’s request.
According to the March 24 lawsuit, Twitter has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to require Github to provide over “Any identifiable information” connected to the user name “FreeSpeechEnthusiast.”
When Reuters asked Github for comment on whether it had provided such material, Github did not immediately answer. It also made no mention of how long Twitter’s source code had been accessible to the general public.
A request for comment from Twitter also received no quick response.