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 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.


 

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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