Alleged hacker is Microsoft employee Full article A man accused of hacking into search engine company AltaVista's computer systems about two years ago now works at Microsoft Corp., the company said Friday. Laurent Chavet, 29, was arrested by FBI agents a week ago in Redmond, Washington, acting on a warrant issued in San Francisco. The U.S. attorney's office for the Northern District of California alleges that Chavet hacked into AltaVista's computer system to obtain software blueprints called source code and recklessly caused damage to AltaVista's computers. -- My input: That jerk screwed around with Altavista. Also, a big fat "lol" at Microsoft.