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The SCO Group has posted a $250,000 bounty for information leading to the conviction of the author of the MyDoom worm currently sweeping the Internet. The worm has been nicknamed "SCObig" because it harbors a payload that will create a Denial of Service attack against SCO's company website next month.

SCO advises anyone who has knows about the perpetrator to contact their local FBI office.

SCO also advises anyone who notices strange executable files, possibly in their /usr/bin directory and messages bearing the text /Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA to contact SCO directly.

For a fee of $1,399 per CPU, infected users can be hosed down and sent on their way. ®

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