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  • Blog Post: Microsoft takes on world’s worst cybercriminals

    Microsoft recently took legal action against a group of cybercriminals suspected of spreading malicious software to millions of unsuspecting computer users. These social media–savvy cybercriminals have not only spread the malware themselves, but they’ve also promoted their malicious tools...
  • Blog Post: “Cyber Crime Department” scam

    We’ve received increased reports of a new phishing scam email message that uses the name and official logo of the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU). The wording varies, but it looks like a security measure and says you need to validate your account by confirming your user name and password or...
  • Blog Post: Clean up malware resulting from the Bamital botnet

    On February 6, Microsoft announced that its Digital Crimes Unit had worked with Symantec to successfully deactivate a major botnet called Bamital . Below is an overview of Bamital and how you can remove it from your computer. Botnets are networks of compromised computers, controlled remotely by criminals...
  • Blog Post: Fraud alert: Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit scam

    We’ve received reports about a new phishing scam email that tells “email users across the world” to validate their email account or it will be deleted from “the world email server.” This email is fake, but it does use the official logo of the Microsoft Digital Crimes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft helps defeat major spam botnet

    Watch experts from Microsoft and other organizations explain how botnets work and how Microsoft and Pfizer helped bring down the Rustock botnet , a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime. Watch the video from CNBC World Business: Rustock Takedown Is Part of Larger War on Spam
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit versus the cybercriminal

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft works with Demi and Ashton Foundation to help protect children

    The Microsoft on the Issues blog reports that Microsoft is teaming up with actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to fight against child sex slavery. Microsoft will work with the Demi and Ashton Foundation to develop ways that technology can be used to stop child exploitation. For more information...
  • Blog Post: Operation b49: Microsoft takes on the bots

    Botnets are networks of compromised computers that are controlled remotely and secretly by one or more cybercriminals. If your computer is infected with a botnet it can perform automated tasks over the Internet without your knowledge. These tasks often include sending out large numbers of spam messages...
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