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Windows Source Code Segments Were Leaked

Microsoft Corp. last night confirmed that portions of the source code for two versions of its Windows operating system have leaked onto the Internet, a security breach that could give hackers important intelligence about how to exploit flaws in software run by many of the world’s computers. “Today we became aware that incomplete portions of Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 source code was illegally made available on the Internet,” Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla said. “It’s illegal for third parties to post Microsoft source code and we take that activity very seriously.” Pilla said the company does not know how much of the code was compromised, but he said Microsoft believes it was not a complete version of either operating system. There was no indication of a breach in Microsoft’s internal network, Pilla said. He said the FBI is investigating. Full Story

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