Ex-Microsoft Man Arrested for Inflicting Windows 8 on the World Earlier Than Necessary

By Gary Cutlack on at

Former Microsoft worker Alex Kibkalo has been arrested after a year-long internal investigation, accused of leaking an early beta version of Windows 8 to a tech blogger in 2012. He's being charged with stealing trade secrets, after his seven-year stint at MS turned bad.

Kibkalo was apparently angry about a poor internal staff evaluation, suggesting he revenge-leaked the code to vent his fury. As well as leaking Windows 8 he's also accused of taking Microsoft's Activation Server Software Development Kit -- a tool that could be used to circumvent product activation tools. [Seattle PI via The Verge]