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.
— avicoder (@avicoder) July 22, 2016