Microsoft’s private code repository reportedly hacked in a major cybersecurity incident.

  • According to BleepingComputer, a hacker named Shiny Hunters contacted them claiming they had gained full access to Microsoft’s Github account.
  • Github is a repository used to store applications original source code.
  • The hacker claims to have downloaded 500GB of private projects.
  • The timestamps on the leaked files suggest the attack occurred on March 28 2020.
  • Microsoft has not confirmed the attack.
  • The hacker offered to sell some of the private files on a well-known hacker forum.
  • BleepingComputer analysis suggested the stolen data contained samples, test projects, an ebook, and other items.
  • Shiny Hunters says they no longer have access to the account and will leak all of the data online.