An unknown individual has shared a portion of the source code for Twitter on GitHub.
Following a Friday request from the social networking platform, GitHub removed the post.
According to The New York Times, Twitter has also filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California asking the court to require GitHub to reveal the identity of the person who released the code and any other people who downloaded it.
According to reports, the code may have been available on Github for several months.
According to the NYTimes story, the Twitter court petition also claimed that a user going by the name of “FreeSpeechEnthusiast” put the code on GitHub, violating the company’s intellectual property rights.
According to reports, the leaked source code has security flaws that might let attackers steal user information or shut down the website.
According to sources cited by the publication, internal investigations have started, and employees with knowledge of the situation claim the person responsible for the leak departed the business last year.
7,500 workers, or almost 75% of the workforce, have either been let go or quit the company since last year.