Former Russian tech company Yandex employee recently torrented magnet links on a popular hacking forumreleasesource code repository with a total capacity of 44.7GB.

The leaker claims these are ‘Yandex git sources’, stolen from the company in July 2022, and contain all source code except anti-spam rules.

After analyzing the leaked Yandex Git repository, software engineer Arseniy Shestakov found that it contained technical data and code for the following products:

  • Yandex search engine and indexing bot
  • Yandex map
  • Alice (artificial intelligence assistant)
  • Yandex Taxi
  • Yandex Direct (advertising service)
  • Yandex mail
  • Yandex Disk (cloud storage service)
  • Yandex Market
  • Yandex Travel (travel booking platform)
  • Yandex360 (Workspace service)
  • Yandex Cloud
  • Yandex Pay (payment processing service)
  • Yandex Metrika (Internet analytics)

Directory of leaked files:

Yandex said in a statement in response to the media that their systems were not hacked and that a former employee leaked the source code repository. No threats to user data or platform performance have been identified so far.

But security researchers said it was only a matter of time before Yandex’s leaked code made it possible for hackers to identify security flaws and create targeted exploits.

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