Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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Conn. Man Admits to Selling Microsoft Source Code

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A federal indictment filed against William Genovese Jr. -- known online as "illwill" -- in February 2004, charged that, on the day Microsoft learned that significant portions of its source code were stolen, Genovese posted a message on his Web site offering the code for sale. Genovese was arrested when an investigator for an online security company hired by Microsoft and an undercover FBI agent downloaded the stolen source code from his Web site after sending him electronic payments for it.
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