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MSN Search Employee Hacked AltaVista Computers Indicted in San Francisco martinibuster msg:1537999 5:33 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0) Story is here [ katu.com].
Microsoft officials confirmed yesterday that Laurent Chavet works for the company, but they would not specify his assignment.
The damage control squad must be scrambling at this moment.
bcolflesh msg:1538000 6:30 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
He was a former Altavista employee and the "hacking" (no actual hacking involved) took place in 2002 - you have to wonder what the real story is here... digitalv msg:1538001 6:33 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
The "real story" is that even though some people make poor decisions, they still have to get a job doing what they know how to do.
Had Microsoft known what this idiot did they wouldn't have hired him.
I wonder if it's "MSNDude" hahahaha
bcolflesh msg:1538002 6:37 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)
I wonder if they were incorporating his 'fsort' code?:
...] fsort.com sidyadav msg:1538003 12:32 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
[ ...] seattlepi.nwsource.com
...He has been charged with one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer and one count of reckless damage to a protected computer. The maximum penalty for each count is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Chavet, who could not immediately be reached for comment, appeared yesterday in federal court in Seattle and was released on $10,000 bail....
What's there to hack anyway? ;)