Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit Talks Cybercrime with “Worm” Author Mark Bowden

Posted by TJ CampanaSenior 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, Worm: The First Digital World War. Worm is an…

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Digital Crimes Consortium 2011: Turning the Tables against Cybercrime

Posted by Bill HarmonAssociate 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, academic community and law enforcement – those working to combat…

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Battling the Rustock Threat

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Blog Since successfully taking down the Rustock botnet on March 16th, 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 Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide to help the legitimate owners…


An Update on the Rustock Botnet

Posted by Richard BoscovichSenior 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 dead. Our technical countermeasures have worked effectively to prevent the bot’s…