The folks in Redmond are tired of hearing about the Conficker worm. Although Microsoft issued a patch back in October, Conficker's infected over 9 million PCs and crippled French and British military assets. Redmond's answer : a cool $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Conficker's creators.
And, that's not all Microsoft has up its sleeve.
What's the fourth ace in Redmond's hand? You. If you are managing home or office systems that aren't yet protected against Conficker, get busy. Microsoft's Conficker website provides the links and tools you need to protect your PCs , but they don't work unless you use them.