After Stun’s tweet on twitter, the news got so spread over diaspora, google+ and twitter. We managed to write a blog post on it mentioning the news that skype source code has been leaked and its there in pirate bay.
Experts state that the source code published by the hacker is actually the one leaked some time ago by a researcher who reverse engineered the Windows binaries.
Security researcher Janne Ahlberg says that the same files have been distributed already earlier this year. Furthermore, he believes that they’re part of the reverse engineering case in which Skype pursued the researcher, accusing him of “unauthorized use of their application for malicious activities.”
But immediately after our post about the skype’s source code leakage, Mr. Chaim Haas managed to email us the message from CSO of Skype telling that skype source code hasn’t been leaked.
The original message reads like this:
“This was a hacker’s claim from October 2011 – there was no source code leaked. This was based on attempts to reverse the Skype client for the purposes of sending spam. Skype takes all necessary steps to prevent/defeat nefarious attempts to subvert the Skype experience. Skype takes its users’ safety and security seriously and we work tirelessly to ensure each individual has the best possible experience.” – Adrian Asher, Skype’s Chief Security Officer
We thank Mr. Chaim Haas for mailing us. We apologize for the delay in post!