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Sources: Microsoft to Place Bounty on Virus Writers

Microsoft Corp. and security organizations are set to offer cash bounties for information on the authors of the crippling MSBlast and Sobig computer bugs, industry sources said on Wednesday. Technology news service CNET News.com reported late on Tuesday that the software giant would offer $500,000 for information leading to the arrest of the writers of two of the costliest computer bug outbreaks to hit the Internet. Computer experts contacted by Reuters across Europe confirmed a cash reward was on the cards. The bugs wreaked havoc across the world in August and September, attacking computers that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Full Story

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