Microsoft offers huge cash rewards for catching virus writers


Applying Wild West bounties to modern internet crimes, Microsoft Corp. set aside $5 million on Nov. 5 to pay large cash rewards to people who help authorities capture and prosecute the creators of damaging computer viruses.

Flanked by federal and international law enforcers, Microsoft executives promised to pay the first rewards of $250,000 each to anyone who helps authorities find and convict the authors of

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