6.11.03

Microsoft scores !!!!

I was wondering what to blog about today. Should I talk about the sick serial killer (in the USA, where else) who has confessed to killing 49 women in the last 20 years? Or should I talk about the two Al-Qeada militants who blew themselves up in Mecca, the holy city, of all places? Decisions, decisions............

I finally decided to talk about Microsoft offering a reward of $500,000 (£300,000) for information on the creators of MSBlast and SoBig viruses. Microsoft executives said the bounties, part of a $5m fund earmarked for rewards, would be paid on conviction of those responsible for the spread of MsBlast and SoBig, the two most devastating computer attacks. The two programs, which targeted Microsoft's operating system, caused millions of dollars of damage earlier this year. They shut down systems at hospitals, airlines and on personal computers.

People currently have different opinions on the effect this 'reward' might cause. Given the nature of virus-writers (stereotype - teenage geek), you might have them turning on each other, and falling over themselves to get the money. Or.............they might get incensed.....and write more vicious, malicious code....that brings the internet to its knees........

So what's gonna happen?? Let's wait and see.......

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