Some of the Yandex source code has been made publicly available. The files are dated February 24, 2022. The company confirmed the leak. However, they emphasized that the content of these snippets differs from the version of the repository that Yandex uses now.

Fragments of source codes of Yandex services and programs entered the network

A link to a torrent with compressed files was posted on the breached forum. As Habr writes, the distribution contains separate files (.tar.bz2). By their names, you can identify the company’s services. The volume of the merged files in compressed form exceeds 44.7 GB.

The company itself said that “there was no hacking”, fragments of the old version of the repository were leaked into the public domain.

According to developer Arseniy Shestakov on his microblog, the leaked files do not contain any personal data. There are several enterprise API keys. The files also contain documentation that points to Internet URLs. At the same time, the merged files are dated 02/24/2022.

The “Yandex” press service informed the “Interfax” agency of an internal investigation in connection with the incident.

“… but we do not see any threat to our users’ data or the performance of the platform,” the press service said.

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Natalia Gormaleva

Source: RB

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