A former Microsoft employee is facing three months in jail and a whopping $100 fine after stealing trade secrets and leaking Windows 8 builds to a French blogger. Alex Kibkalo faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but reached a deal with federal prosecutors for a massively reduced sentence.
In a latter included in his court documents, Kibkalo said: "For sure, I got my lesson not to discuss my work projects with external parties". Microsoft went down a very different path when investigating this case, with the Redmond-based software giant secretly going through Kibkalo's Hotmail account and Messenger logs, in order to find out if he was leaking pre-release information about Windows 8 RT and Microsoft's Activation Server Software Development Kit.
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT
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