By Thomas Claburn
July 14, 2010
Microsoft has acknowledged that Alexey V. Karetnikov, alleged to have
been the 12th member of a group of Russian spies arrested last month,
worked for the company at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
A company spokesperson confirmed that Karetnikov was employed for nine
months as an entry-level software tester.
Karetnikov's Facebook page indicates that he worked as a Software
Development Engineer in Test (SDET), located in Redmond.
Microsoft, the spokesperson said, has reviewed his activities and is
confident he did not compromise the company.s software or systems.
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