Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward for Botnet Information
Jul 19, 2011, 15:02 (3 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"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."