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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Microsoft has a separate unit called Digital Crimes Unit which focuses on finding criminals who are running botnets, piracy centers, etc,. Reuters today reported that Microsoft has formed a new expanded  Digital Crimes Unit called Cybercrime Center. This new center brings together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers under one roof to fight against cyber crime. The center features a lab for dissecting malicious software samples that is accessible only with fingerprint authorization. In another room, a monitor tracks the countries and Internet service providers with the greatest number of machines belonging to some of the worst botnets. Next to a situation room with a wall-sized, touch-screen monitor sit rows of empty offices for visiting police, Microsoft customers or other allies expected to join specific missions for days or weeks at a time. Microsoft is not new to these kind of work. At least half of the major, significant ...

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