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GitHub Source Code Leak

On Nov. 3, someone uploaded the full source code to GitHub to GitHub's own DMCA repo using a GitHub staff account. GitHub responded to the upload after taking it down within the hour of it being posted saying:

GitHub hasn't been hacked. We accidentally shipped an un-stripped/obfuscated tarball of our GitHub Enterprise Server source code to some customers a couple of months ago. It shares code with github.com. As others have pointed out, much of GitHub is written in Ruby.
This response came from the same name of the account that posted the source code.

However, the commits log says otherwise, with the commit saying:
felt cute, might put gh source code on dmca repo now idk
This appears to be similar to the previous leaks where an auth token was stolen that was used to access multiple private repos owned by Microsoft.

You can view the archive entry of the commit here:
You can find a full download of the commit here:
The current speculation as to why this happened is due to the recent RIAA takedowns of various repos on GitHub via DMCA'ing. Most notable is the 'youtube-dl' repo. That repo has been mirroed in several locations such as:

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