Krebs on Security: Leaked Chats Show LAPSUS$ Stole T-Mobile Source Code

Krebs on Security: Leaked Chats Show LAPSUS$ Stole T-Mobile Source Code. “KrebsOnSecurity recently reviewed a copy of the private chat messages between members of the LAPSUS$ cybercrime group in the week leading up to the arrest of its most active members last month. The logs show LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile multiple times in March, stealing source code for a range of company projects. T-Mobile says no customer or government information was stolen in the intrusion.”

WIRED: The Tricky Aftermath of Source Code Leaks

WIRED: The Tricky Aftermath of Source Code Leaks. “Businesses, governments, and other institutions have been plagued by ransomware attacks, business email compromise, and an array other breaches in recent years. Researchers say, though, that while source code leaks may seem catastrophic, and certainly aren’t good, they typically aren’t the worst-case scenario of a criminal data breach.”

KnowTechie: Hackers released FIFA 21’s source code because EA didn’t seem to care about the ransom

KnowTechie: Hackers released FIFA 21’s source code because EA didn’t seem to care about the ransom. “A little over a month ago, a group of hackers obtained the entire source code for EA’s super popular FIFA 21 video game. Now, the hackers have released the source code for free, after they failed to sell the code online and EA ignored their extortion request.”

Boing Boing: The “One HTML Page Challenge”, a great example of view-source culture

Boing Boing: The “One HTML Page Challenge”, a great example of view-source culture. “Behold the “One HTML Page Challenge” — to build a one-page site using just the code in a single html file: ‘Practice your skills with no assistance from libraries, no separation of files, and no assistance of a modern framework.’” Giving me all the nostalgic feels.

TechCrunch: GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories

TechCrunch: GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories . “If you’re a GitHub user, but you don’t pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Starting tomorrow, that limitation is gone. Free GitHub users now get unlimited private projects with up to three collaborators.”

Gizmodo: Entire Source Code For eBay Japan Leaked, Including Database Passwords

Gizmodo: Entire Source Code For eBay Japan Leaked, Including Database Passwords. “While the source code for any website is available to anyone who can right-click, this only covers client-side stuff. To view the actual server code where the magic happens, you’d need secure access to the website’s hardware. But why make it so hard for hackers and other ne’er-do-wells, when you could just publish this code to your front-facing production site… like eBay Japan did.”

Communications of the ACM: Building the Universal Archive of Source Code

Communications of the ACM: Building the Universal Archive of Source Code. “Software source code is a precious, unique form of knowledge. It can be readily translated into a form executable by a machine, and yet it is human readable: Harold Abelson wrote ‘Programs must be written for humans to read,’1 and source code is the preferred form for modification of software artifacts by developers.3 Quite differently from other forms of knowledge, we have grown accustomed to use version-control systems that trace source code development, and provide precious insight into its evolution. As Len Shustek puts it, ‘Source code provides a view into the mind of the designer.’4 And yet, we have not been taking good care of this precious form of knowledge.”

Devdiscourse: UNESCO and Inria will open universal library of computer programme source codes

Devdiscourse: UNESCO and Inria will open universal library of computer programme source codes. “The Softwareheritage initiative aims to preserve and share the source codes of all software programmes that have been giving life to computers since the middle of last century. Over 4 billion unique source code files, including their successive iterations and more than 83 million software projects in all fields are already available from the online archive. UNESCO encourages universal access to information and the preservation of knowledge. The Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage, adopted in 2003, states that digital documents include, among a wide range of electronic formats, texts, databases, images, audio-documents and Web pages.”

Globe Newswire: Computer History Museum Makes the Eudora Email Client Source Code Available to the Public (PRESS RELEASE)

Globe Newswire: Computer History Museum Makes the Eudora Email Client Source Code Available to the Public (PRESS RELEASE). “Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its impact on the human experience, today announced the public release and long-term preservation of the Eudora source code, one of the early successful email clients, as part of its Center for Software History’s Historical Source Code. The release comes after a five-year negotiation with Qualcomm. The first version of Eudora was created in the 1980s by Steve Dorner who was working at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It took Dorner over a year to create the first version of Eudora, which had 50,000 lines of C code and ran only on the Apple Macintosh.” I miss Eudora a lot.

UNESCO: Agreement on software preservation signed at UNESCO

UNESCO: Agreement on software preservation signed at UNESCO. “UNESCO and the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) today signed an agreement at the Organization’s headquarters to contribute to the preservation of the technological and scientific knowledge contained in software. This includes promoting universal access to software source code. The agreement was signed in the presence of the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, and INRIA’s Chief Executive Officer, Antoine Petit.”