A former employee of Chinese drone maker DJI was sentenced to six months in prison and fined RMB 200,000 for unauthorized disclosure of the company’s data to code-sharing platform Github, according to the prosecutor involved in the case.

The office of the People’s Procuratorate of Shenzhen posted on messaging app WeChat on Friday the sentence, though it did not reveal the company’s name. A DJI spokeswoman confirmed to TechNode on Monday that it was the subject of the data breach case.

The codes revealed included those used in an aircraft management platform and spraying system solution, which caused losses of RMB 1.14 million ($170,000) for the company, according to DJI.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen