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Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit versus the cybercriminal

Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit versus the cybercriminal

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A blog reader recently wrote to us asking about our use of the word cybercriminal.

"Can these people be caught and prosecuted? Where is the jurisdiction? My guess is that unless these 'cybercriminals' harvest politically sensitive data or material of that kind no one (officially) really cares too much beyond the point of trying to combat these people's success with more sophisticated preventative software."

Although Microsoft does work hard to create more sophisticated preventive software like Microsoft Security Essentials (antivirus and antispyware software) and SmartScreen phishing filters, we also devote considerable resources to fighting these crimes with legal efforts focused on catching and stopping cybercriminals.

The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is a worldwide team of lawyers, investigators, technical analysts, and other specialists whose mission it is to make the Internet safer for everyone.

Here are a few recent successes of the DCU:

The DCU also helps by financially supporting other organizations, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in their own fights against cybercriminals.

To get updates on how the Digital Crimes Unit is fighting the cybercriminals of the world, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


 

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