Microsoft sniffed blogger's Hotmail account to trace leak | Microsoft - CNET News:

According to the filing, Microsoft received a tip from a person who was contacted via Hotmail by the blogger, who wanted to verify that the leaked source code was legitimate. Instead, the tipper went to Steven Sinofsky, then-president of the Windows Division at Microsoft, and told him of the interaction. Sinofsky forwarded the details to Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Investigations department, which investigates external threats and internal information leaks.

"After confirmation that the data was Microsoft's proprietary trade secret on September 7, 2012, Microsoft's Office of Legal Compliance approved the content pulls of the blogger's Hotmail account," the filing says.

The only encouraging part of this is that the leak was identified by shoeleather sleuthing, not a carnivorous port sniffer.

Why we don't create a form of email like SnapChat, I'm not sure.  Oh wait, that was called POP3.

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