Windows 10 Internal Builds and Source Code Leaked Online
June 24, 2017
Shah Sheikh (1294 articles)

Windows 10 Internal Builds and Source Code Leaked Online

A huge dump of Microsoft’s confidential Windows 10 internal builds and the source codes for private software has been leaked online which could lead to a wave of vulnerabilities exposure.

The Leaked files were reported to be uploaded on BetaArchive website, containing more than 32 terabytes of data including many non-public Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 builds created by Microsoft engineers for testing purpose.

The dumped files also included Microsoft’s Shared Source Kit that included Redmond’s PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code plus Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile Adaptation Kit, a private software toolkit created by Microsoft designed to run Windows 10 operating system on mobile devices.


According to Microsoft’s website, the Shared Source Kit is only available to “qualified customers, enterprises, governments, and partners for debugging and reference purposes.”

Beta Archive’s administrators have removed non-public Microsoft components and builds from its FTP server and its forums.

Microsoft has confirmed that a portion of Windows 10 source code was leaked online but it’s unclear who is behind it. Recently British Police arrested two men suspected of being the members of a large organization than plans to hack Microsoft Networks.