GitHub secret scanning protects users by searching repositories for known types of secrets. By identifying and flagging these secrets, our scans help prevent data leaks and fraud.
We have partnered with Tencent Weixin to scan for their tokens and help secure our mutual users on all public repositories and private repositories with GitHub Advanced Security. Tencent Weixin tokens allow users to verify the Weixin Official Accounts and Mini Programs developers, obtain sensitive information on business applications and can be used to verify merchant identities.
GitHub will forward access tokens found in public repositories to Tencent Weixin, who will notify affected users. Tencent Weixin encourages users to delete leaked API tokens on GitHub and to create a new token. More information about Tencent Weixin tokens can be found here.