| Redmond, WA, USA|
| An international legal and technical team of attorneys, investigators, and forensic analysts, with expertise across the areas of malware, botnets, IP crimes, and technology-facilitated child exploitation|
Microsoft Redmond Campus
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is a Microsoft sponsored team of international legal and internet security experts employing the latest tools and technologies to stop or interfere with cyber crime and cyber threats.
Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Wikipedia
There are three areas on which the DCU concentrates:Child protection, combating child sexual abuse facilitated through information technology
Copyright infringement and other intellectual property infringements
Malware crimes, particularly botnets, internet bots used for malicious purposes
On December 5, 2013, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, the FBI, Europol, and other industry partners attempted to disrupt the ZeroAccess botnet. Although the efforts took down 18 hosts that were part of the ZeroAccess command and control network, because of the peer-to-peer nature of the botnet, ZeroAccess remains active.