DJI Reveals Ex-Employee Uploaded Drone Code to GitHub

April 29 — Chinese -maker Technology has confirmed that its former employee has leaked the company’s source on software developers’ community platform , which has resulted in a loss of CNY1.1 (USD158,000).

DJI has won a legal case against its former employee who the firm’s source code regarding agricultural on GitHub, the Economic Observer reported yesterday, citing the -based firm. The leak enabled a US hacker to break into DJI’s server and download some code in the second half of 2017. The code has been made secure since then, DJI added.

Earlier this month, the defendant was sentenced to six months in prison for infringement of business secrets, with a penalty of CNY200,000 (USD29,726), Shenzhen Municipal People’s Procuratorate published on its website.

The suspect posted on a Twitter that he “unexpectedly disclosed DJI’s secrets,” and cooperated with authorities to prevent more damage from happening. “I regret my lack of legal awareness, and I am willing to bear the corresponding responsibilities,” he added.

Editor: Emmi Laine

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