The exchange's statement contradicts the data provided in the 404 Media report. So, journalists write that on January 24, Binance asked GitHub to delete the files, noting that they were published without permission, and their being in the public domain poses a significant risk. GitHub has satisfied the request.
404 Media found no evidence that the files were obtained or used by intruders, however, "the cache contained a huge amount of information that could be useful to hackers seeking to compromise Binance systems," the publication writes.
In turn, a representative of Binance stated in a comment to Cointelegraph that the files posed a minor risk to the security of users, their assets or the platform, since they were so outdated that they could not be used by third parties or intruders.