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Ex-Microsoft Employee Facing Federal Charges

(Seattle, WA)  --  A former Microsoft employee accused of leaking trade secrets to a tech blogger is facing federal criminal charges.  Investigators allege that Alex Kibkalo stole Windows 8 code and leaked it to the blogger in mid-2012 while he was working for Microsoft.  SeattlePI.com reports the FBI is also accusing Kibkalo of bragging about leaking Windows 7 program files, as well as an internal system designed to protect against software piracy.  Kibkalo, who's a Russian national, is charged with theft of trade secrets.

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