Virus bounties no longer effective

Monday, 18 July 2005, 12:14 PM EST

Paying bounties to track down and prosecute writers of computer worms no longer works, according to security experts at Symantec.

Microsoft has stated, however, that it expects to continue the reward programme that helped to convict Sven Jaschan, the author of Sasser and Netsky.

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.

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