Microsoft has recently named two foreign nationals, Mohamed Benabdellah and Naser Al Mutairi, and a U.S. company, Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, or their involvement in in creating, controlling, and assisting in infecting millions of computers with malicious software running old Windows versions. We’re taking No-IP to task as the owner of infrastructure frequently exploited by cybercriminals to infect innocent victims with the Bladabindi (NJrat) and Jenxcus (NJw0rm) family of malware. In the past, we’ve predominately seen botnets originating in Eastern Europe; however, the authors, owners and distributors of this malware are Kuwaiti and Algerian nationals. The social media-savvy cybercriminals have promoted their wares across the Internet, offering step-by-step instructions to completely control millions of unsuspecting victims’ computers to conduct illicit crimes—demonstrating that cybercrime is indeed a global epidemic. Read full post on The Official Microsoft Blog. ...

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We have covered about Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) in the past. It is that team that works for the safety of internet by protecting us from some of the most difficult cybercrime threats facing society today like Malicious software crimes – malware and botnets, IP crimes – counterfeit and piracy and technology-facilitated child-exploitation crimes – pornography, human trafficking and online sexual exploitation. DCU’s team includes international legal and technical experts includes  unique team of lawyers, investigators, business professionals, intelligence specialists and forensic analysts applies various cutting-edge tools, technologies and strategies to enhance cloud security and make the Internet safe for everyone. While there are multiple types of cybercrime, the Digital Crimes Unit focuses on three main areas where Microsoft has an opportunity to make a direct impact. These include technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes, piracy and IP crimes, and malicious software crimes, particularly botnet-driven Internet attacks. With cooperation across industry, criminal law enforcement organizations, academia, ...

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Seattle native Pamela Woon is a favorite of ours here at Microsoft-News.  In her continuing series “On the Whiteboard,” she talks to the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit who fights organized crime on the Internet. This latest criminal botnet operation is captured on film in real-time. Together with the FBI, Europol, and tech leaders like A10 Networks, they are working to disrupt click fraud and search hijacking that affects millions of people without their knowledge. ...

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