Sunday, March 27, 2005

DVForge Virus Prize cancelled!

There was 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 irresponsible and possibly illegal. They also miss the point by mentioning that "international law forbids the transmission of computer viruses that damage infected computers". On 27th of March 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. I'm really happy to see this company came to their senses before anything bad happened.