Microsoft to offer a bounty on the head of virus writers

By Derek Sooman on November 5, 2003, 9:38 AM
Another great post from Slashdot.org:

[COLOR=royalblue]"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?" [/COLOR]

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 bitch, 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."

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