CyberCrime Unit

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-unveils-cybercrime-center-to-tackle-malware-botnets-online-child-abuse-7000023207/

Microsoft unveils in cyber crime unit that deals with technologies for keeping people safe online as well as fighting botnets and fighting the distribution of images of child abuse.

Microsoft in recent years has helped take down some of the largest botnets that cause spam and other problems. Particularly as so much business now depends on the internet and some basic degree of safety to do transactions that this sort of unit is a necessity.

Here’s a few links about the botnet stuff (botnets are basically infected computers that quietly answer instructions from the malware developer).

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/05/microsoft-takes-down-botnets/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22795074

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/02/06/microsoft-and-symantec-take-down-bamital-botnet-that-hijacks-online-searches.aspx

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