Microsoft offers $5M in rewards vs. virus writers – Nov. 5, 2003: “Microsoft: Bounty hunter”
The world’s No. 1 software company announces a $5M reward program to help catch virus authors.
By Paul R. La Monica
“NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Attention virus writers. Microsoft is putting a bounty on your heads.
The world’s largest software company announced Wednesday in Washington that it is creating an anti-virus reward program, backed by $5 million of its cash, to help law enforcement agencies catch the authors of computer worms. ”
– I am sure a lot of you out there saw this. It actually makes me think even less of Microsoft software. What is the problem here? They can’t fix their operating systems so they go out and offer big rewards? It is the same thing happening in the Bush administration. They can’t do the real work on their own so they are posting big rewards to catch the bad guys. In the case of the Bush rewards I have some understanding. At least they don’t really control every aspect of the countries we are involved in. Microsoft does control it’s country(code) but still can’t get it in line and secure. Shame! -ed.