A repository containing a large number of user names and passwords for Chinese video-streaming site Bilibili was found on open-source software development platform GitHub, Chinese media reported on Monday.

The repository, called “Bilibili website backend codes,” has been taken down by GitHub “due to excessive use of resources,” said the company. It contained more than 50 megabytes of source code, according to a Reddit post dated Monday. A key opinion leader (KOL) on microblogging site Weibo posted two screenshots of the leaked codes, which has since been taken down. One screenshot shows the redacted username and password for a Bilibili user.

The repository was created by a GitHub user named “openbilibili,” who hasn’t uploaded any other projects. The GitHub profile shows the account was created in April.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...