Stories by Patrick Thibodeau and Jaikumar Vijayan

Bribery case creates possible IT security nightmare in D.C.

After being <a href=";articleId=9129582&amp;intsrc=news_ts_head">arrested on bribery charges</a> Thursday, the District of Columbia's top information security official is being held without bail, partly because of uncertainty about whether he still has the ability to access the district's IT systems.

Microsoft should forget bounty, focus on security

FRAMINGHAM (11/05/2003) - Microsoft Corp.'s US$5 million reward fund to catch virus and worm writers drew mixed reactions today from IT security managers and experts, some of whom would rather see the company use the money to improve Windows security than chase bad guys.