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Microsoft to offer a bounty on the head of virus writers

By Phantasm66
Nov 5, 2003
  1. Another great post from Slashdot.org:

    "Microsoft will announce a bounty of $250,000 on Wednesday for information on who wrote two recent Windows viruses. The bounty is offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people who released the MSBlast worm and the SoBig virus. Microsoft will officially announce the reward in a joint press conference with the FBI and U.S. Secret Service Wednesday morning. This is the first time a company has offered money for information about the identity of the cybercriminals. Could this be the start of a new trend in going after the writers of viruses & worms?"

    Script-Kiddie: "Dude! You turned me in to... to... Microsoft!?! That's cold!"

    Former Friend of Script-Kiddie: "Sorry, man, tuition at MIT is a real *****, yo."

    S.K.: "MIT? What choo talking 'bout, MIT? You go to Westchester Community College!"

    F.F.o.S.K.: "That was before I got this here letter of recommendation from my new sponsor, William H. Gates III. Hey, whaddya think of these new Birkenstocks? Too gay? I kinda think they set off my eyes pretty well, yo..."

    S.K.: "Dooooooood....!" (As two big guys in MS-branded butterfly suits drag him into back of van)

    F.F.o.S.K.: "Hey, look me up when you get out, man. By then I should be setting myself up in my own company and will be able to use a guy with your leet skills."

    More here.
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That is kind of funny Phantasm....the dialogue anyway. I think it's about time things were done to apprehend and stop all this crap that has been going on as of late. I hope something turns up from this, and I just wish I knew who did it :haha:
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    hey poet, remember that pic i posted that was "inapproate" for the site.. you said TS is a 'family' site, so any person of any age can come here. So why are there such words as b****? jw

    aside from all that jargon^^ its an intresting post :)
     
  5. Sprelligosi

    Sprelligosi TS Rookie

    it was me ....... think ms will give me the money if i turn myself in?
     
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Hehehe I think I'd sell out my script kiddie pal for a place at MIT ;)
     
  7. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    ROFL! Lol!!!! That made my day.
     
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah, that's the best bit!
     
  9. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Bounty.. hmm.. Phant has been watching too much Star Wars :p.

    If I knew who it was the first thing I would do is torture the sorry little loser, THEN turn him in for the cash. That way I get the enjoyment of hearing him beg for mercy and his life first.
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    "There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds 'The Virus Writer.' You are free to use whatever methods necessary, but I want them alive. No litigations."

    "As you wish..."


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  11. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Lol, then we all hear you, begging to get out of jail, and that you wanna live without having to drop the soap....

    :D ;) :eek:

    Lol, J/K. But would you really want to torture that guy, and have him tell all about what you did for him? Did you even get the virus? Maybe if you did, I would understand.
     
  12. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350


    ROFL!
     
  13. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    The constant banging on my firewall by infected machines is enough to justify the harshest punishment you imagine. Though I would settle for his head on a stick to serve as a warning.

    Be glad I was not actually infected, else I might have been unreasonable about it.
     
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    [​IMG]

    "If you write any more of those damn viruses, I'll put a bounty on your head so large every spotty-faced-social-misfit-C++-fanatic on the internet will be after you!"



    From here.
     
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    LoL, this keeps getting better and better.

    I agree with you SB 100%, if I got infected I would feel quite a bit worse about this whole thing, but I didn't.
     
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