I see that Microsoft has offered a $250k reward for the arrest and conviction of the authors of the Conficker worm. This is the one that was causing Timico customers issues in the run up to and over the Christmas break.
I did suggest to one of our tech support guys that were he to admit to the offence the rest of us (who would have pocketed the cash) would be eternally grateful. Funnily enough he didn’t think it was a good idea.
I do get images though of a bounty hunter turning up at the Microsoft HQ in Seattle with a guilty looking nerd roped kicking on to the saddle of his horse.