Our Spam Saturday post looks at Microsoft's role in diminishing the ZeroAccess botnet. Microsoft's anti-botnet initiative is something I've been meaning to discuss for a while, so there's no better time than the present.
Microsoft has an impressive Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), formerly known as the Internet Safety Enforcement Team (ISET), which has been in operation for over ten years. ISET was created to address cybercrimes that were directly related to Microsoft, such as:
- fraud and abuse through Microsoft systems
- use of domain names illegally using Microsoft names / brands to draw in victims
ISET also worked on initiatives related to child protection.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.