Microsoft Puts Bounty on Virus Writers

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Microsoft Puts Bounty on Virus Writers

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the creation of a $5 million fund to be used to reward people who turn over information leading to the conviction of virus writers. “To kick off the program, Microsoft offered rewards of $250,000 each for information that leads to the arrest of the authors of two recent viruses, Blaster and SoBig.F. The company announced the offers at a press conference in Washington in conjunction with the FBI, Secret Service and Interpol.”

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