Beta Archive has posted Windows 10 source code which is related to storage, USB and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Recently, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to the Verge, that the leaked code is actually genuine.
Windows 10 Source Code Leaked Online!
A few days ago, Beta Archive has posted Windows 10 source code which is related to storage, USB and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Recently, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge, that the leaked code is actually genuine.
Reports from The Register, claims that the leak contains almost 32TB of files and this leak is described as bigger than Windows 2000 code leak in 2004. As we already said the leaked data contains around 32TB of files, which were compressed down to 8TB.
Reports from The Register also claimed that the data was leaked from Microsoft’s internal system around March. The leaked code “includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond’s PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code.”
Windows 10 leak: Beta Archive has removed the private MS files from its FTP. Here’s examples of non-public stuff that was dumped online pic.twitter.com/WULYM7me7U
— The Register (@TheRegister) June 23, 2017
This huge leak can motivate hackers and other bad actors to filter through the data looking for potential vulnerabilities they could exploit. As expected, the source code has now been removed from the Beta Archive.
BetaArchive claimed that the builds came from different sources, not a single leak “The folder itself was 1.2GB in size, contained 12 releases each being 100MB. This is far from the claimed “32TB” as stated in The Register’s article, and cannot possibly cover “core source code” as it would be simply too small, not to mention it is against our rules to store such data”
You can read out the full BetaArchive’s statement here. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.