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Ex-Microsoft employee who leaked Windows secrets to be deported to Russia

Gregg Keizer | June 16, 2014
A former Microsoft employee who Windows updates and software that validates product key codes was sentenced to a three-month prison term on Tuesday.

Microsoft suffered some public relations blowback from the case when court documents revealed the company had examined the Hotmail.com account of Kibkalo's unidentified blogger associate without a court order. Within days, Microsoft retreated from its initial position and promised that in the future it would refer similar cases to law enforcement officials.

 

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