The data had been published on GitHub but has now been removed.
New court filings have revealed that parts of Twitter’s source code have been leaked online, leading the company to file a copyright infringement claim and request that Github remove the code.
Twitter also asked the US District Court to reveal the identity of the user who posted the code and those who accessed and downloaded it.
Sources within the company suspect that the leak was the work of a disgruntled employee who had left within the last year. The leak has raised concerns among Twitter executives about potential hacking attempts and the safety of user data.
With Twitter’s recent problems with page functionality and the resurgence of scammers and white nationalists, the threat of hacking could be the final straw for advertisers and users alike.