Microsoft investigating Windows XP, Server 2003 source code leak

Microsoft investigating Windows XP, Server 2003 source code leak
 

Microsoft Windows XP may be old but still powers roughly 1% of all desktop and laptop computers worldwide.


Microsoft Windows XP may be a 19-year old operating system, but it is still used by many in the world. Hence, it is quite shocking that its source code along with the source code of Windows Server 2003 has been allegedly leaked online in a torrent file.


According to reports, part of the torrent file is the source code files of the original Xbox operating system and Windows NT 3.5, which was leaked online in May 2020, Microsoft’s Windows CE operating systems, MS-DOS, several Windows 10 components leaked back in 2017, and a media files folder on conspiracy theories about Bill Gates.


The 5.89 GB worth of data was part of a torrent file uploaded on a bulletin board website called 4chan. It is the very first time when the source code of a Microsoft operating system is leaked online. However, the company does offer an exclusive Government Security Program under which it allows governments and organizations to access source code files and technical content of its products.


See: Source code of over 50 high profile organizations leaked online


Hackread.com can confirm that the alleged source code is now being circulated on several hacking and cybercriminals forums.

The person who leaked these files goes by the name of “billgates3” and claims that it took several months to compile the sou ..