Alleged hacker is Microsoft employee

Monday, 12 July 2004, 10:38 AM EST

A man accused of hacking into search engine company AltaVista's computer systems about two years ago is now employed by Microsoft Corp, reportedly working on search technology.

Laurent Chavet, 29, was arrested by FBI agents a week ago in Redmond, Washington, acting on a warrant issued in San Francisco.

Federal prosecutors allege that Chavet hacked into AltaVista's computer system to obtain software blueprints called source code and recklessly caused damage to AltaVista's computers.

By Allison Linn at smh.com.au

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