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Microsoft pays $250,000 bounty for capture of creator of Netsky/Sasser

Book Excerpt
Chapter 4 – Self-Anointed Avenger
Pages 52- 59
Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity

ISBN- 13: 978-1-4027-5695-5

Virus Wars

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So began the Virus Wars of 2004. It would pit the new breed of for-profit virus writers against an idealistic German teenager. Collateral damage would reverberate around the globe: tens of millions of PCs compromised; hospitals, banks, and transportation systems briefly knocked out. The world would never be the same. After 2004, hacking would become almost exclusively a for-profit criminal exercise, and the Internet-the emergent information superhighway-would become a thoroughfare of thieves.

It would start with an innocuous-looking sliver of e-mail …more