A GitHub User Hacks CANAL+
A Github user has reportedly hacked Vivendi-owned TV giant CANAL+.
Legal Manager of the Industrial Protection Department of CANAL+ Group sent a DMCA notice to GitHub. Some news sources imaged the complaint before it was deleted.
“All the data and codes published and contained in this directory are confidential and could be used to steal personal data in our CRM [Customer Relationship Management system],” TF quotes from the deleted complaint.
The Legal Manager asked GitHub to remove the codes that were connected to a CANAL+ project titled “Kiss deploy.”
“We request you to remove immediately all the data and files contained in this repository,” reads the notice.
Timely removal of the repository suggests that GitHub was probably quite collaborative in rectifying issues at Canal+.
According to our news source, it didn’t turn out to be the first correspondence between GitHub and Canal+. In fact, as the news site claims, TV company has made serious allegations against GitHub in the past.
“The 22d of May 20015, we had a compromission [sic] on our AWS project with an access key in order to create bitcoin. The 26th of May 2015, we have found our access key on [the above mentioned] Github repository,” the same legal manager reveals.
“After analysis of this repository, we can state that all the code and the secrets contained in this repository are about Canal+ project.”
When the news source pursued Canal+ for their comment on the situation, the TV company posed the condition for signing up.