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Scotiabank trying to remove internal data posted on GitHub

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Blueprints for phone applications and logins for internal Scotiabank services were posted on the online repository. Some have been taken down since The Register broke the news on Wednesday. As of Friday afternoon, however, the bank had yet to remove all the internal data. Our technical teams are working to remove the information,” Scotiabank reputation manager Doug Johnson told The Logic. Johnson said the posted information does not “contain information that would put our customers, employees and partners at risk.” (The Logic)

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Talking point: Some of the leaked information is potentially sensitive, including data on foreign exchange rates and details on payment integrations with Samsung and Google. This leak comes over a year after Scotiabank announced its first open source contribution to GitHub, making it the first Canadian bank to release open code software. At the time, Scotiabank billed the initiative as part of a larger strategy of making it a tech-focused financial institution. For now, although much of Scotiabank’s GitHub repository has been pulled, there are still six repositories up.