[ISN] GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/25/github_ordered_to_hand_over_user_data_to_uber/ By Kieren McCarthy The Register 25 Mar 2015 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. Uber asked GitHub to hand over the web access logs for the two Gist pages for the May-September period. GitHub refused, and so on 27 February this year, Uber created a John Doe lawsuit in order to subpoena GitHub to hand over the logs. Earlier this month, GitHub challenged the subpoena in a San Francisco court but lost, with the judge late last week giving GitHub 30 days to comply. […]




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