GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber
Kieren McCarthy reports:
GitHub has been ordered to hand over records on some of its users to taxi-booking app Uber after unsuccessfully challenging a subpoena.
Last month, Uber announced its driver database had been hacked in May 2014, but it had only noticed in September of that year. Uber discovered that a supposedly secret database access key had somehow ended up in a couple of Gists in a public area of GitHub. It’s alleged this key was spotted by miscreants who used the key to delve into Uber’s internal database of driver names and license plates.
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