Barney's Blog

Blog archive

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


Featured

  • Microsoft Adds Modular Datacenter to Azure Space Efforts

    Microsoft this week introduced the Microsoft Azure Modular Datacenter as part of its overall Azure Space effort.

  • Microsoft and Partners Continue To Block Trickbot To Protect Elections

    Microsoft on Tuesday provided an update about its efforts, along with partners, to take down the Trickbot criminal network, which uses servers and devices to spread ransomware.

  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 and Windows Server Versions 20H2

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "semiannual channel" release of Windows 10 version 20H2, otherwise known as the "October 2020 Update," and it also released Windows Server version 20H2.

  • How To Debug a PowerShell Script

    Here are three pointers for finding and fixing any bugs in your PowerShell script, no matter how long it is.

comments powered by Disqus