SCO offer $250,000 bounty

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Pseudonym, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    If you know who wrote the Mydoom virus, you can afford that G5 of your dreams!

    Read the story here.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I read this earlier, made me laugh. Even *if* they did catch him, I imagine it's to late now to stop it, even if he wanted to. It's spread now and has a life of it's own.
     
  3. Pseudonym thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't access the SCO website. Seems whoever wrote that thing is having a real go at them.

    But what would you get for writing a virus? A fine? Might even be worth hading yourself in!!
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    damn, that's almost silly of them to offer a reward like that. Its like a taunt back at the guy who did it - more than likely he'll just do another one to spite them.

    ah well :rolleyes:

    Hopefully he'll be caught - if he's willing to do that today, he might end up making things even worse down the road for all of us.

    D
     
  5. caveman_uk Guest

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    Actually I think you get banged up for it...
     
  6. mclosers macrumors member

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    Jail Time

    Writing a malicious virus and purposly spreading it is a federal offense I believe. You would get F-ed up if cought. Meaning major jail time.... Like 20 years or more
     
  7. Pseudonym thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK. I admit it. Dumb comment:(
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i don't agree with virus-creating, it's hugely irresponsible and very dangerous in today's world... who knows what could happen, people's lives are at stake. but, the enemy of mine enemy is my friend. so i gotta give the guy snaps for that.

    hopefully, he'll never do it again. hopefully, he won't be caught.

    paul
     
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