Microsoft Offers $250K Reward for the Arrest of Conficker Computer Warm Authors

PC World

Microsoft is trying to put some pressure on the criminals responsible for the worst Internet worm outbreak in years, offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Conficker's creators.

The software vendor said it was also working with security researchers, domain name registrars and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to try to take down the servers that have been launching the Conficker attacks. ICANN is the nonprofit corporation that oversees Internet addresses.

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Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, ICANN

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