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Panic Blog » The Case of the Stolen Source Code
Last week, for about three days, the macOS video transcoding app HandBrake was compromised. One of the two download servers for HandBrake was serving up a special malware-infested version of the app, that, when launched, would essentially give hackers remote control of your computer.
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.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
HandBrake hack affects Mac app developer Panic | iMore
Handbrake was hacked and infected with malware, which was then downloaded by Panic, and now, unofficial Panic apps might be compromised.
Mac app developer Steven Frank of Panic, Inc. announced on the company blog that, through an incredible run of bad luck, he managed to download an infected copy of Handbrake during the three day window it was hacked and infected by malware. Panic is the maker of Coda, Transmit, Prompt, and Firewatch.
Popular video transcoder Handbrake had posted a security warning that its program was hacked. Anyone that downloaded Handbrake between May 2 and May 6 were told to verify the app is not infected by a trojan. Unfortunately, Frank got that trojan.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Source Code for Panic Apps Stolen By Malware Thieves
Steven Frank:
Last week, for about three days, the macOS video transcoding app HandBrake was compromised. One of the two download servers for HandBrake was serving up a special malware-infested version of the app, that, when launched, would essentially give hackers remote control of your computer.
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.
This is one hell of a story and quite a shock, but the crew at Panic kept their heads together and did the right thing: they’ve opened up completely and honestly, refused to deal with the blackmailer, and I think they are correctly unworried about their source code being leaked publicly.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Panic source code stolen in HandBrake app hack - Six Colors
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.)
security  privacy  malware  handbrake  pwn  mac 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Case of the Stolen Source Code
Last week, for about three days, the macOS video transcoding app HandBrake was compromised. One of the two download servers for HandBrake was serving up a special malware-infested version of the app, that, when launched, would essentially give hackers remote control of your computer. // 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.
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6 weeks ago by djwudi

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