Windows Leaker Sentenced To Three Months In Prison

Crime never pays, never has, never will. Remember Alex Kibkalo, the Microsoft leaker that made headlines a few months back after he was arrested for posting Windows builds online?

It seems that a US court has finally made a decision on his sentence.

According to reports in the Russian media, Kibkalo is to spend the next three months in prison after being found guilty of leaking confidential information and violating Microsoft intellectual property. He had already admitted uploading a number of Microsoft software with the help of a French blogger.

These included the preview versions of Windows 8 and the SDK (software development kit) of Microsoft Activation Server. The French blogger used the information to upload screenshots on his website.

Interestingly, the identity of this French blogger is yet to be discovered.

Kibkalo, however, was arrested by the FBI this March. He had worked at Redmond for a total of 7 years, and was said to be behind several leaks that hit the web in the past couple of years.

No statement from Microsoft on this yet, but the software titan was on this case for a very long time. So maybe we will hear something official on this new development.

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  • Mike Greenway

    I’m for jailing not only the leaker but everyone that post the leak on the internet.

    • Fahad Ali

      You’re going to have to build more jails, Mike. 😛 The practice may be on the decline these days, but still, there is no shortage of people that post leaks on the web, and spread the files.

      • Mike Greenway

        Come down to honor vs. dollars? Personal honor isn’t a very big thing any more, for most.

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