Hackers reportedly leaked 32 terabytes of secret Windows 10 code

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A huge compilation of Microsoft’s proprietary Windows 10 software code has been leaked online, according to the Register.

The leak contains more than 32 terabytes of data and includes both the Windows 10 source code and other code intended only for internal use at Microsoft, the Register reported. The files include much of the code that Windows 10 uses to work with PC hardware, including its built-in USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth drivers, according to the report.

Hackers and other bad actors are now free to sift through the data looking for potentially vulnerabilities they could exploit.

The code was leaked to BetaArchive.com, a website that seeks to preserve and make public software that would otherwise never see the light of day. The leaked data appears to have been taken from Microsoft starting in March, according to the Register report.

In addition to that hardware code, the leak contains numerous versions of Windows 10 that were never released outside of Microsoft’s offices, the Register reported.

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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