Virus writers dismiss Microsoft’s bounty fund

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Virus writers dismiss Microsoft's bounty fund

Though cyberspace outlaws may look over their shoulder one extra time before launching a computer virus or worm, they won’t be deterred by the $5 million bounty fund established by Microsoft Corp. to help capture and convict them, two virus writers said. “”This new initiative from Microsoft does not change anything. Virus writers who spread their viruses know very well that what they are doing is illegal,” said Benny, a Czech member of virus writing group 29A in an interview via e-mail.”

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