MS puts up $250K bounty for Conficker author

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MS puts up $250K bounty for Conficker author

Zombie masterminds wanted undead or alive
By John Leyden 12th February 2009 18:15 GMT


Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the virus writers behind the infamous Conficker (Downadup) worm.
The bounty, announced Thursday, represents a revival of Microsoft's mothballed Anti-virus Reward Program, launched in 2003 and virtually moribund since 2004.
In 2003, Redmond put up a $250,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the virus writers behind the infamous SoBig and Blaster worms. It extend this offer to other examples of malware, but there's only ever been one payout.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/conficker_reward/
 

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