Hacker swipes Snapchat’s source code, publishes it on GitHub

Found on The Next Web on Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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A GitHub with the handle i5xx, believed to be from the village of Tando Bago in Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province, created a GitHub repository called Source-Snapchat.

The language used in the DMCA request is fascinating, and conveys a sense of genuine panic in the organization, which in turn suggests that the contents of the repository are legitimate. Rather than using formal legal terminology, the request is predominantly written in all-caps.

Chances are high that the source, if it really was what it claimed to be, has already been copied by others. Snapchat might be out of reach for everybody (right now), but it can't really be considered closed source anymore.