NEWS FROM THE LAB - Saturday, March 26, 2005

Talking about money... Posted by Mikko @ 18:51 GMT

DVforge snippetWhile on the subject of money, here's a company from Tennessee, USA offering $25,000 for the first native, in-the-wild virus for Apple Macintosh OS X.

Which of course is stupid, irresponsible and possibly illegal. They also miss the point by mentioning that "international law forbids the transmission of computer viruses that damage infected computers".

Update on 27th of March

Couple of hours after our posting above, the DVForge Virus Prize site was changed and the competition has now been canceled.

In their new statement they say that they were contacted by a large number of Mac users who convinced them this was a bad idea.

We're happy to see this company came to their senses before anything bad happened.

Here's a screenshot of the original site.