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Could You Use a Cool Quarter-Mil?

Are you upside on your mortgage? Did you get the good and bad news that your kid got into Harvard, but you are unfortunately not indigent? Would $250,000 help out? All you have to do is be the one person to hunt down the creeps behind the Rustock spam botnet. (You may need to move to Russia, which is where these jerks are apparently from.)

Rustock is mostly shut down, which means the perpetrators have long gone underground -- so deep that even Raskolnikov couldn't find them.

While the $25 million Bin Laden bounty was never collected, this is a good-faith effort by Microsoft. Good luck, botnet hunters.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/22/2011 at 1:18 PM


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