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Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward for Botnet Information

Jul 19, 2011, 15:02 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The Rustock botnet was notorious because of a huge capacity of sending out 30 billion spam emails on a daily basis. Its developers were also responsible for other crimes such as including advertising for counterfeit or unapproved versions of pharmaceuticals as well as violating trademarks.

"Although the Rustock botnet infection base has been cut in half in the short time since the takedown, there are still hundreds of thousands of infected computers around the world."

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