Microsoft offers $250,000 reward to catch Conficker worm author
Microsoft is trying to put some pressure on the creators of the Conficker Internet worm (otherwise known as Downadup) that has infected millions of Windows PCs in record time. According to reports, the company is prepared to shell out the sum of $250,000 to anyone that can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the malicious code.
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Microsoft offers $250,000 reward to catch Conficker worm author problems?