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Microsoft posts $250K reward for Rustock botnet herders


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#1 Allan

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:06 AM

Computerworld - Microsoft upped the ante on Monday in its months-long battle against the Rustock botnet by posting a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the hackers who controlled the malware.

It was the first time Microsoft used its malware bounty program since February 2009, when it offered the same amount for the people responsible for the fast-spreading Conficker worm.

Microsoft announced the reward early Monday in a blog written by Richard Boscovich, a senior attorney with the company's digital crimes unit. Microsoft also posted a reward document (PDF) that included an email address for tipsters.

Full story here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218503/Microsoft_posts_250K_reward_for_Rustock_botnet_herders?taxonomyId=17






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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

I'd like to see them catch these creeps. <_<
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

So whos up for hunting? :P

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:39 AM

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Good job kN :lmao:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

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