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Microsoft Offering $250,000 Reward Over Rustock Botnet
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Msg#: 4341245 posted 2:55 pm on Jul 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Microsoft Offering $250,000 Reward Over Rustock Botnet [blogs.technet.com]
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).

This reward offer stems from Microsoft’s recognition that the Rustock botnet is responsible for a number of criminal activities and serves to underscore our commitment to tracking down those behind it. While the primary goal for our legal and technical operation has been to stop and disrupt the threat that Rustock has posed for everyone affected by it, we also believe the Rustock bot-herders should be held accountable for their actions.


 

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Msg#: 4341245 posted 3:34 pm on Jul 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

No thanks.
A bullet or dozens of them for $250K is not worth it.

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Msg#: 4341245 posted 2:24 am on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

I guess Microsoft doesn't work with the NSA like Google.

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