A hacker claims to have stolen over 500GB of data from Microsoft’s private GitHub repositories, BleepingComputer has learned.

This evening, a hacker going by the name Shiny Hunters contacted BleepingComputer to tell us they had hacked into the Microsoft GitHub account, gaining full access to the software giant’s ‘Private’ repositories.

Actor's proof of access to Microsoft's private GitHub repos
Actor’s proof of access to Microsoft’s private GitHub repos

The individual told us that they then downloaded 500GB of private projects and initially planned on selling it, but has now decided to leak it for free

Based on the file stamps in the leaked files, the breach may have occurred