Windows Crown Jewels Leaked to the Web?
UPDATED: It might not be all of the code, but code watchers said it looks like at least part of Microsoft's Windows 2000 source code seems to have leaked to the Web.Its been a bad week for Microsoft on the security front. It could soon get a lot worse, if the current rumors pan out that the source code for Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 have leaked to the Web. The Windows enthusiast Web site Neowin.net posted the rumor of the source code leak on Thursday afternoon. Neowin noted that the source for the two older versions of Windows was circulating, but didnt provide any links or further information on where or how to obtain it.(Neowins site is currently unavailable, due to high traffic demands resulting from a pick-up by the Slashdot.org Web site of Neowins post.) Microsoft said it is taking the report seriously.
"The rumor regarding the availability of Windows source code is based on the speculation of an individual who saw a small section of un-identified code and thought it looked like Windows code. Microsoft is looking into this as a matter of due diligence," said a company spokesperson.