Friday, February 13, 2009

Microsoft Collaborates With Industry to Disrupt Conficker Worm: Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest and conviction.

An interesting malware milestone – see the full press release for more details

Today, Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and operators within the Domain Name System, Microsoft coordinated a response designed to disable domains targeted by Conficker. Microsoft also announced a $250,000 reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally launching the Conficker malicious code on the Internet.

Microsoft Collaborates With Industry to Disrupt Conficker Worm: Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest and conviction.

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