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by Jason Snell

Panic source code stolen in HandBrake app hack

Steven Frank of Panic:

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.

It’s quite a story. The good news is, after a lot of consideration, Panic doesn’t feel this is a hugely damaging breach—and customer data doesn’t appear to have been affected. Apple has been notified and the FBI is investigating.

But if you see Panic apps on pirate sites, be warned—they could very well be compromised in the same way that HandBrake was, in order to compromise even more Macs and user data. (Also, don’t pirate software.)

[via John Gruber]

—Linked by Jason Snell

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