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Snippet: The Case of the Stolen Source Code ☇

Shared on May 18, 2017

Panic Inc.’s Steven Frank:

Last week, for about three days, the macOS video transcoding app HandBrake was compromised. One of the two download servers for HandBrake was serving up a special malware-infested version of the app, that, when launched, would essentially give hackers remote control of your computer.

In a case of extraordinarily bad luck, even for a guy that has a lot of bad computer luck, I happened to download HandBrake in that three day window, and my work Mac got pwned.

Long story short, somebody, somewhere, now has quite a bit of source code to several of our apps.

The whole story is worth a read and, while I feel bad for the guys at Panic, they did the right thing by sharing this with their customers, offering some thoughts on the matter, and not giving in to the demands. If anything, this whole ordeal has made me like them and their products even more.

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