Vine – source code data loss case

Twitter’s Vine short video application was released today online by accident in July. Vine was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and creates six seconds videos.

The dataloss was published by a security researcher that found a subdomain on Vine’s website which led to him discovering Vine’s entire source code available for download.

The source code for apps and programs is usually a closely guarded secret as it shows the inner working of exactly how an app functions, and public exposure is a big security risk.

Twitter removed the code within minutes and paid the researcher $10,000 for his finding.