Digital Detectives

Inside Microsoft’s new headquarters for the fight against cybercrime.

Last year, an army of five million zombie computers began taking marching orders from an Eastern European cybercriminal kingpin.

These computers weren’t in a dank warehouse or an abandoned strip mall, but in homes and offices across 90 countries. The infected PCs belonged to a vast array of unwitting users who detected nothing out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, when its malevolent creators issued the command, the zombie army lurched to life.

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