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Microsoft offers $250K for information on Rustock botnet


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

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Today, we take our pursuit a step further. After publishing notices in two Russian newspapers last month to notify the Rustock operators of the civil lawsuit, we decided to augment our civil discovery efforts to identify those responsible for controlling the notorious Rustock botnet by issuing a monetary reward in the amount of $250,000 for new information that results in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of such individual(s).


http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2011/07/18/microsoft-offers-reward-for-information-on-rustock.aspx

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:38 PM

$250,00 seems to be the magic number for MS. There is also an award for $250k to dev novel runtime mitigation technology.

Edited by HiroPro, 06 August 2011 - 10:39 PM.





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