Microsoft to Hackers: Drop That Code!By David Morgenstern | Posted 2004-02-17 Email Print
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The company on Tuesday issued e-mails warning curious programmers to destroy downloaded stolen Windows source code that was posted on the Internet.Microsoft Corp. is warning the online community to keep its hands off purloined Windows source code.
The company on Tuesday confirmed it had sent legal warnings to some persons who it said had downloaded the stolen code from the Internet.
Source code from Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 was posted on the Internet on Thursday, and Microsoft Corp. said at the time that it had initiated internal and external investigations.
The letter then demands that persons in possession of the source code stop sharing the code, destroy copies and inform Microsoft of the origin of the copy.