Is the current operating system of the giant company in security danger, or is it a fuss about nothing?
Leaking private, personal, or classified information on the open and free network has become one of the biggest concerns in the modern world, whether it's theft of consumer personal and economic information, hacking biometric databases, or stealing tools from the NSA that led to the development of dangerous damage - and now it seems Microsoft Office She fell victim to a similar and unpleasant incident at all.
אל The site is betaarchive, Which is maintained by a public server that users from across the network are invited to upload related files from Microsoft and its Windows system, recently uploaded a total of several dozen terabytes - including many builds of Windows 10 that have never been released to the general public, and a system source code of about 1.2 GB that belongs to one of its official development tools, which allow the creation of drivers for USB connections, wireless cards and drives storage In the hardware system, the software was run.
On the face of it, it sounds like a very serious event that could endanger all users of the system, but in practice it seems that no one is in a hurry to declare a state of panic. The leaked system files are mostly the Redstone 2 versions of the Windows 10, which is actually the update that has been officially launched under the name Creators Update, so they do not seem to offer access to features and capabilities that we were not aware of, and the source code that was leaked is not a core code of the operating system, Completes it Microsoft Office Continuously collaborates with computer manufacturers, large organizations, and governments that are part of its business partners, so that its confidentiality and importance are relatively low.
The administrators of the site through which the leak was distributed announced that they decided to remove the source code files, by personal decision and without being requested to do so by the representatives of Microsoft Office, Although it is not known how many users have transferred the files to their PC, so there is a good chance that this information will continue to circulate through other, less honest channels.
The leak to the network took place only one day after a pair of people was arrested in the UK due to unauthorized and illegal access to the networks Microsoft Office, And there seems to be little chance that these events are related to each other, and may even constitute two parts of the same puzzle.
So, is this a simple and insignificant leak, beyond the ability to obtain internal material from one of the largest technology companies in the world, or is it the beginning of a significant move whose implications we still do not fully understand? In the meantime we can only promise to keep track of the developments and update you accordingly.