Forensics Lab

Microsoft’s Internet cops get high-tech, high-security HQ

Not every tech company has its own evidence room and forensics lab. And not every police station has a giant touch-screen display. The worlds of technology and criminal investigation are colliding in a new “Cybercrime Center” on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, home to investigators, researchers and engineers who battle botnets and other online threats around the world…. Read More


Storming the castle: FBI, Microsoft attack Citadel botnet

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) claims that it has taken down more than 1,000 of the estimated 1,400 command-and-control servers behind the Citadel botnets in a joint operation with the FBI. The botnets in this case are plural, because while the software running the malware and command-and-control servers is functionally the same, Microsoft claims there… Read More


Microsoft dismantles Kelihos botnet

Microsoft’s ongoing battle against nasty botnets has continued, with the company announcing today that it has dismantled the Kelihos botnet and filed suit against defendants in central Europe related to the activities. “The Kelihos takedown is intended to send a strong message to those behind botnets that it’s unwise for them to simply try to… Read More