Former Yandex Employee Steals Source Code, Tries To Sell It Cheap

An employee of Russian search engine Yandex apparently stole the engine’s source code and tried to sell it for cheap. “The Kommersant investigation revealed that [Dmitry] Korobov downloaded a piece of software codenamed Arcadia from Yandex’s servers, which contained the source code and algorithms of the company’s search engine. Later on, he tried to sell it to an electronics retailer called NIX, where a friend of his allegedly worked. Korobov also trawled the darknet in search of potential buyers. Korobov put a surprisingly low price on the code and algorithms, asking for just $25,000 and 250,000 Russian rubles, or about £19,000 in total.”

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