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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 20 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the who-wanted-that? dept.

Rashek writes:

"Alex Kibkalo, an ex-Microsoft employee was just arrested for stealing and leaking company secrets.

Having spent seven years working for Microsoft, Kibkalo is alleged to have leaked Windows 8 code to a French technology blogger in mid-2012, prior to the software's release. Kibkalo was apparently angry over a poor performance review."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:23PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:23PM (#18871) Homepage

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with fucking over a corporation that would just as soon fuck you in the end if it meant saving a few pennies.

    That being said, its amazing how ignorant some people who work in the tech world and should know better still manage to get caught doing stupid shit like this. Instead of providing code, the idiot could have posted something more juicy, like internally-posted poor adoption numbers, or show-stopping bugs, etc.

    Or, better yet, contacting customers anonymously and telling them everything they needed to know about their having been swindled all these years. Or contacting their ISO auditor and pointing him exactly where he needs to look.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by TK on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:56PM

    by TK (2760) on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:56PM (#18887)

    A thousand times this. Sending an anonymous (or otherwise) tip to the local ISO auditor, or better yet OSHA, EPA or any other fear-inducing acronym can put most companies in a world of inconvenient pain, while you get away squeaky clean, because everybody working there knows about those violations, even if they don't talk about them.

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