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Ex-Microsoft Employee that Leaked Windows 8 Gets Three Months

by on13 June 2014 1756 times

The guy that leaks Windows 8 to a French journalist is going to get a whopping three months in jail for his actions. Alex Kibkalo will also have to pay a whopping $100 fine for his actions. These actions are likely to follow him for the rest of his life and most certainly will hurt his career opportunities. Kibkalo leaked information about Windows 8 just before the launch of the OS.

Now the leak of information is not that uncommon, but the way that Microsoft caught the pair was. Microsoft actually went through the blogger’s Hotmail account and found the evidence they were looking for. Microsoft felt they had every right to do this, but in the end there was considerable backlash and they have since changed their policy about this.

Kibkalo later apologized for leaking the information in a letter to the judge saying he deeply regretted the action. We guess that Microsoft did not push for a more harsh punishment out of concerns there would be a counter suit for their borderline illegal search of an email account. On top of that, let’s face it by the point the information was leaked there were already multiple copies of Windows 8 (and even RT) floating around the more shady sides of the internet. The Blogger could have gotten a copy there if he really wanted too.

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