Microsoft confirms, pieces of Windows 2000 and Windows NT source code are leaked

Posted on Friday, February 13 2004 @ 12:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft made an official statement on their website, so it is now sure that parts or maybe the whole source code of Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 have been leaked.
On Thursday, Microsoft became aware that portions of the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 source code were illegally made available on the Internet. It’s illegal for third parties to post Microsoft source code, and we take such activity very seriously.

We are currently investigating these postings and are working with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities.

At this point it does not appear that this is the result of any breach of Microsoft’s corporate network or internal security.

At this time there is no known impact on customers. We will continue to monitor the situation.
This seems to be a list of all leaked files.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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