Microsoft’s Windows 10 source code has leaked online. Files related to Microsoft’s USB, storage, and Wi-Fi drivers in Windows 10 were posted to Beta Archive.
Beta Archive is an enthusiast site that tracks Windows releases, and asks members to donate money or contribute something Windows-related if they access a free private FTP full of archived Windows builds. The leaked code was published to Beta Archive’s FTP, and is part of Microsoft’s Shared Source Kit.
Microsoft confirmed that news..
“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,”
The leak will be embarrassing for Microsoft, but the source code itself is already shared with partners, enterprises, governments, and other customers who choose to license it through the Shared Source initiative. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile Adaption Kit was also included in the leak, alongside some Windows 10 Creators Update builds, and some ARM-based versions of Windows 10.
Also,Beta Archive owner Andrew Whyman has revealed the source code was just 1.2GB in size and has been removed.