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Date: 02/19/09 03:02 PM

32 Responses to MS Offers $250K For The Makers Of Upanddown Virus

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    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    Link: MS Offers $250K For The Makers Of Upanddown Virus - World`s first industry wide digital bounty hunt and the tag is a quarter-million.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    *pulls out shotgun*

    Oh, what`s that you say? They`re CYBERcriminals?

    *pulls out another shotgun*

    Companion: *facepalms*

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    Traxus Male 13-17
    105 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    It was me.
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    minicabbage Male 13-17
    104 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    It was fancylad. 250,000 please.
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    By the time this ends, it`s going to turn into one of those epic back-stabbing stories amongst friends.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    250,000$ in the bag. Thank you, Traxus. All in a day`s work.

    *pulls out yet another shotgun*

    Man, it`s getting hard to hold all these shotguns. Where did I get all these, anyways?

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    ha, good luck with that BG
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    fail in the title of this link, its downadup not upanddown...
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    ... i think I just found something to do tomorrow
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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
    429 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    what exactly does this virus do?...and to minicabbage, the money has been credited to your account, thank you
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    GVP Female 18-29
    507 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    No one else was afraid to click the link? Hehe, it`d be ironic if they got Microsoft`s site too.
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    GVP, I was just thinking that when I read the title.
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    minicabbage Male 13-17
    104 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    More proof it was fancylad. "I`ll put the wrong name on, if I don`t even know the name of the virus, I shall never be suspected mwahahahahaha!!"
    Think we`re onto something I-a-bers, split the cash
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    minicabbage Male 13-17
    104 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    *Comment Deleted*

    by fancylad

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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    What exactly does this virus do?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    Hmmm, you have a choice of reward... $250,000 *OR* a BUG-FREE version of Windows... nah I`m only kidding, there`s as much chance of the latter as there is of MS ever paying the former.
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    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    meh, they`ll never find me...
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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    "Hmmm, you have a choice of reward... $250,000 *OR* a BUG-FREE version of Windows... nah I`m only kidding, there`s as much chance of the latter as there is of MS ever paying the former."

    Nothing that connects to the internet will ever be bugproof.

    Ever.

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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    meh, they`ll never find me...

    ^^^

    I found him!

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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    deathxtra: viruses are created by people who are really good at (obscure/difficult) programming languages. People make viruses for generally one or two reasons: to gain access to a person`s private infromation stored on their comp (credit card numbers, passwords, or any other information you have ever entered or accessed with your PC), OR to just f/uck with people (usually malicious intent like ruining your computer or making the use of your computer miserable).
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
    518 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    Wasn`t there an industry wide bounty for the kid that made the Sasser virus?
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    Why would I even care?
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    bsm Male 18-29
    64 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    "Microsoft has previously paid out similar rewards to informants who helped identify the creator of Sasser, another notorious worm let loose in 2004. The perpetrator was tracked to Germany, where he was sentenced a year later"

    taken from CNN`s account of this story found here:
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/ptech/02/13...

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    Jihad, from what I hear, the f*cking with people reason is the most common one by a large majority.
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    Deejay89 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    The Conficker worm spreads itself primarily through a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server Service on Windows computers. The worm uses a specially crafted RPC request to execute code on the target computer.

    When executed on a computer, Conficker disables a number of system services such as Windows Automatic Update, Windows Security Center, Windows Defender and Windows Error Reporting.

    It then connects to a server, where it receives further orders to propagate, gathers personal information, and downloads and installs additional malware onto the victim`s computer. The worm also attaches itself to certain Windows processes such as svchost.exe, explorer.exe and services.exe.
    Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker
    One nasty drater that is. Gotta love it.

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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:18 am
    I blame alchol and drugs!!
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:19 am
    There is always that "if convicted" clause attached. makes it hard to collect and time consuming.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:43 am
    I just realised what this is all about - Microsoft is willing to pay $250,000 to find someone who can program something that actually WORKS!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Hope they brutally kill whoever wrote this virus. Brutally, horribly, cave in his skull with a baseball bat and laugh while he chokes on his own blood with his last dying breath. Maybe fire, burn him alive and post a YouTube video of it. Get five-hundred pounds of deadly flesh-eating spiders and dump them on virus writers, set their screams to music.
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    warlockweb Male 30-39
    35 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    solution.... use linux :P
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 4:02 am
    I think duffy may have had this virus at some point lawl
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    Deejay89 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    The Conficker worm spreads itself primarily through a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server Service on Windows computers. The worm uses a specially crafted RPC request to execute code on the target computer.

    When executed on a computer, Conficker disables a number of system services such as Windows Automatic Update, Windows Security Center, Windows Defender and Windows Error Reporting.

    It then connects to a server, where it receives further orders to propagate, gathers personal information, and downloads and installs additional malware onto the victim`s computer. The worm also attaches itself to certain Windows processes such as svchost.exe, explorer.exe and services.exe.
    Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker
    One nasty drater that is. Gotta love it.

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