Lately, Snap’s user losses are not the only things the company has had to worry about.
A spokesperson reportedly confirmed that a May update for the Snapchat iOS app exposed a “small amount” of its source code, and someone also posted that code to GitHub.
Engadget reports tha the company used a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown request to have the material removed and said the leak “did not compromise our application.”
Looks like at least a handful of people had a chance to grab the code before it was taken down. Security researchers appeared to be sharing the source material among each other. You might not see an in-the-wild exploit as a result, but this could lead to the discovery of vulnerabilities that Snap has not patched with subsequent updates.
Whatever happens, this probably is not what Snap wanted to deal with on top of its other challenges.