"We understand that the lure of a cash anti-virus reward program can prompt those with information to come forward and assist law enforcement,” Smith said. “For this reason, Microsoft decided to reward the informants who provided information vital to this Sasser worm arrest with a reward of $250,000, pending the successful conviction of this case."
Those informants had better pray that those prosecuters do a fine job so they can get their money and get the hell out of dogde. Otherwise, they are going to have some pissed off people on their tails.