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Microsoft and global law enforcement leaders team up to fight cybercrime
Posted by David Finn Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Cybercrime Center Last week, Microsoft hosted our first Cybercrime Enforcement Summit. More than 60 global law enforcement leaders and cybercrime experts met in Redmond for two days of closed-door sessions, discussing...
20 Feb 2014
Get an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime
Posted by Steve Wiens Editor, Stories Call them “the zombies next door.” With terrifying speed and stealth, cybercriminals can infect millions of PCs with malware, turning them into a vicious zombie army mobilized to commit crimes like identity theft, financial fraud and worse. ...
14 Nov 2013
Technology: The complex, critical frontier in the fight against child sex trafficking
Posted by Samantha Doerr Director, Public Affairs & Child Protection, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit On Monday, I had the privilege of participating in an @Microsoft Conversation at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus with leading academics and experts working to better understand – in...
10 Sep 2013
Public-private partnerships essential to fighting cybercriminals
Posted by Richard Domingues Boscovich Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being able to serve as a panelist at an @Microsoft Breakfast Conversation held at Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C., an event which focused...
25 Jul 2013
Microsoft takes botnet threat intelligence program to the cloud; provides near real-time data
Posted by TJ Campana Director of Security, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Protecting people is at the forefront of the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit’s fight against cybercrime. When we launched the Project MARS (Microsoft Active Response for Security) program in 2010 to proactively combat botnets...
28 May 2013
Microsoft Names Research Grant Recipients in Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking
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Posted by Samantha Doerr Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit In order to effectively solve difficult societal problems, we must first understand them. With the belief that research can open the door to effective interventions in the fight against modern day slavery, in December the...
13 Jun 2012
Microsoft Technology to Help Law Enforcement Fight High-Tech Crimes
Posted by Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has provided $2.3 million in technology to the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to further the center’s efforts to equip law enforcement with the skills and resources...
2 May 2012
Teaming Up to Fight Human Trafficking
Posted by Steve Lippman Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Issues of forced labor and human trafficking for labor have gained increasing attention, as well they should. Earlier this month, a leading international agency – The International Organization for Migration – reported...
17 Apr 2012
Microsoft PhotoDNA Technology to Help Law Enforcement Fight Child Pornography
Posted by Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit The scale of the online child pornography problem and the amount of data associated with these types of investigations is massive. This is why we are proud to announce that we are partnering with NetClean to make our Microsoft...
19 Mar 2012
Wanted: Technology Breakthroughs to Fight Child Sex Trafficking
Posted by Samantha Doerr Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit There are few online crimes more heartbreaking than technology-facilitated crimes against children, which is why Microsoft is working with experts to advance innovation to combat them, including a research effort on child...
7 Dec 2011
Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Talks Cybercrime with “Worm” Author Mark Bowden
Posted by TJ Campana Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit I recently had the privilege and pleasure of joining author Mark Bowden and New York Times technology reporter John Markoff at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where we spoke about Mark’s new book...
22 Nov 2011
Digital Crimes Consortium 2011: Turning the Tables against Cybercrime
Posted by Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit A recent report shows the global cost of cybercrime is greater than the combined effect on the global economy of trafficking in marijuana, heroin and cocaine. That staggering statistic underscores the need for the industry...
14 Oct 2011
Battling the Rustock Threat
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues Blog Since successfully taking down the Rustock botnet on March 16 th , Microsoft has continued to analyze the threat, investigate leads on the operations and owners of the botnet and work with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Internet...
5 Jul 2011
An Update on the Rustock Botnet
Posted by Richard Boscovich Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit In March, we announced that Microsoft had, with the help of industry partners and law enforcement, taken down the notorious spamming botnet, Rustock. Since that time, I’m happy to report that the botnet has stayed...
6 Jun 2011
Every Click Should Count: Microsoft Discusses Online Ad Fraud at NYC Symposium
Posted by Richard Boscovich Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit What if one out of every four cups of coffee you purchased turned out to be an empty cup? You’d quickly switch to another coffee shop and you’d have some very negative reviews of the coffee seller who shorted you...
24 May 2011
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