Microsoft has stepped up with a $250,000 bounty for the skin of the author of the MyDoom.B email virus. Sounds interesting, but is there any evidence that such cyber-bounties produce positive results?
I mean, the people who build these kinds of things might be more motivated by the prospect of big, fat bounty on their weaselly little heads than other folks might be moved by a reward in exchange for stopping said weasels. Could make the problem worse. That's why I say the only safe recourse is shoot-on-sight.