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MSN Search Employee Hacked AltaVista Computers

Indicted in San Francisco

     
5:33 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.

6:30 pm on July 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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...
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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

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I wonder if they were incorporating his 'fsort' code?:

[fsort.com...]

12:32 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[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? ;)

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