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Future Windows 10 and Server 2016 Builds Stolen and Leaked

Code designed to only be seen by Microsoft, hardware partners, and specific customers has been leaked online, according to a report by The Register.

The trove of code is reported to have been stolen from Microsoft’s internal servers sometime in March of this year and then a full 32TB of data uploaded to betaarchive.com.

This puts Microsoft’s latest operating system advances in direct spotlight for hackers who are now able to sift through the code and identify vulnerabilities and then develop exploit code long before the official platform is delivered publicly.

Also included in the data dump are private debug symbols, full future builds, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile Adaptation Kit.

Microsoft has responded and confirmed that…  “Our review confirms that these files are actually a portion of the source code from the Shared Source Initiative and is used by OEMs and partners.”

Beta Archive is currently working to delete any non-public content from the upload. There’s no report on how many downloads were completed before it started the process.


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