Former Microsoft employee recently arrested for leaking Windows data, pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

Former Microsoft employee recently arrested for leaking Windows data, pleads guilty, sentenced to prison
You may remember reading a few months ago about a former Microsoft employee, Alex Kibkalo, who was arrested for not only breaking into Microsoft’s Redmond campus, but also leaking details Windows 7, Window 8, and Windows RT, along with source code to Microsoft’s Activation Server Software Development Kit.

After leaking this data to a French technology blogger, the blogger attempted to confirm the authenticity of the code and that query eventually made it to a Microsoft executive in Washington.

The result was an investigation by law enforcement and Microsoft of the chain of communication between the blogger and Kibkalo which then saw Kibkalo arrested in Seattle. Kibkalo ended up pleading guilty for the theft of trade secrets in the federal court and he was sentenced to three months in prison and a $100 fine.

That may sound like a bit of a light sentence, but the judge was no doubt influenced by a hand-written note Kibkalo wrote to the judge presiding over the case expressing remorse for his actions along with plans of what he intends to do once he has paid his debt to society.

source: Ars Technica

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17 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hopefully no one finds out who @evleaks is lol.

2. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

He has revealed himself, hasn't he? Evan something!

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Evan blass the ex-writer of pocketnow. He revealed himself already a year ago. And other tech sites already knew him who he was.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Another thing PA missing here... MS found him guilty checking through various hotmail accounts...like spying...for which the bash google for... Even MS executive apologised for it.. See behind doors everyone does...but all go against google... And google haters should learn from this...

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am not sure what there is to learn. From the Snowden leaks, we know that Apple, Microsoft, Google, Dropbox, Box, etc., all look through your data and share all of your data with the NSA. Microsoft claimed they didn't look through their users' data which was of course just a lie. Google at least doesn't lie about looking through all your data. Companies like Apple and Dropbox are still trying to maintain their lies even in the face of the many NSA documents that were leaked.

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But still google haters don't accept the fact... They always post nonsense about google...

8. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

google is waste like chennai super kings full of scam

7. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

You stupid fandroids always find a way to defend Google. Pathetic !

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Did you read his post? Draft troll.

12. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Agreed, the best line from him was Google didn't lie. Ha! They still didn't tell the truth so which one is it? Spermdroids need to stop acting like Google is a holy business

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're one to talk. You're one pathetic person.

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Dude is a buzzard, but most MS worshippers are. Probably a ten year old kid from the third world.

18. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

share the data with the nsa??? hell they are part of the nsa better believe that ALL OF THEM yahoo as well

13. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

He seems to be the most accurate so I agree

11. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I just came from an article on here where a spermdroid said Microsoft leaked in go first and I said they all do it. To me spermdroids do the same thing you are saying windows fans do

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Considering your user name, nobody takes you or Ashram seriously...

17. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I couldnt care less of YOUR moronic opinion. If you weren't stuck to goggles unmentionables I might find you to be smart but reading your post tells the full story and "typical" of your type. By the way how are Arte's hands? Soft?

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