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Microsoft yesterday put up a $250,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the author of the MyDoom-B worm.

The reward follows a similar offer $250,000 offer from SCO for information leading to the capture of MyDoom-A, which is programmed to launch a DDoS attack on SCO's web site from infected computers. MyDoom-B attacks the web sites of both SCO and Microsoft.com.

Last year Microsoft issued bounties for the capture of the authors of the Sobig-F and Blaster worms, as part of a $5 million program designed to encourage informants to come forward with info on cyber vandals. Law enforcement agencies will administer the fund which is yet to make its first payment. ®

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