Massive Profits Fueling Rogue Antivirus Market

Found interesting article in Washington Post: Massive Profits Fueling Rogue Antivirus Market, main idea is that fake antiviruses are huge profits to all who distribute them all ways. funniesq quote is:

One final observation: As we noted last month, Microsoft has issued a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for unleashing the Conficker worm. I wonder, though, if that amount is at all enticing to any of these affiliates if they know who was responsible, since apparently that kind of money can already be earned in a little more than a month's time.

Yes - if they can earn this money in a month who is going to kill that holy cow ?