The United States, Connecticut man William gino’s watts plug (William Genovese) in New York federal court recently confessed, admitted that he had the illegal distribution of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 operating system of source code.
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The source code is software developers to write computer programs blueprint, if they get a program source code would be easy to copy of the program. Industry experts said, if the hackers and use the Microsoft research of software code, will find against Window new method of operating system.
In February 2004, Microsoft learned Windows source code is stolen immediately after the federal court to lodge a complaint, charged with gino’s watts plug illegal sales Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 operating system source code. Gino’s watts plug had on his web site posted sales information Windows source code. Attorney general David kelly (David Kelley) said in a statement that Microsoft has hired a network security company opened an investigation on the matter. The fbi officials have to pay for gino’s watts plug bought part of the source code. In master sufficient evidence later, gino’s watts plug was arrested according to law.
Gino’s watts plug could face 10 years in prison and a $250000 fine, final judgment will be published in the autumn. So far, Microsoft has not commented