Microsoft offering $250,000 reward for Rustock Botnet’s info

Microsoft is offering reward of $250,000 for providing identification, arrest and criminal conviction of the individual(s) responsible for controlling the Rustock bot net

This Rustock bot net  enslaves around 1 million computers and force them to generate billion of spam mails. It is able to send 30 billion spam mails every day. This bot net leads to other crimes such advertising unapproved versions of pharmaceuticals.

Richard Boscovich posted in Microsoft official blog as follows:

This reward offer stems from Microsoft’s recognition that the Rustock botnet is responsible for a number of criminal activities and serves to underscore our commitment to tracking down those behind it. While the primary goal for our legal and technical operation has been to stop and disrupt the threat that Rustock has posed for everyone affected by it, we also believe the Rustock bot-herders should be held accountable for their actions.

Anyone with information on the Rustock botnet or its operators should contact Microsoft at