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 Defender ATP Gets macOS Investigation Support

    The endpoint and detection response (EDR) feature in Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) has reached the "general availability" stage for macOS devices.

  • How To Block Self-Service Purchasing in Microsoft's Power Platform

    Microsoft threw Office 365 admins a bone when it gave them the ability to block users from purchasing Power Platform tools without IT approval. Here's how to prevent total anarchy.

  • Azure DevOps Services Losing Support for Alternate Credentials

    Microsoft gave notice last week that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.

  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 1910 Released

    Microsoft announced last week that it is starting to deliver Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager users.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.