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Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

We’re using legal and technical expertise to disrupt the way cybercriminals operate.

The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is a unique team in the technical industry, focused on making the Internet safe by disrupting some of the most difficult cybercrime threats facing society today. DCU’s team of international legal and technical experts applies various cutting-edge tools, technologies, and strategies to enhance cloud security and make the Internet safe for everyone.

While there are multiple types of cybercrime, the Digital Crimes Unit focuses on three main areas where Microsoft has an opportunity to make a direct impact.  These include technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes, piracy and IP crimes, and malicious software crimes, particularly botnet-driven Internet attacks.

With cooperation across industry, criminal law enforcement organizations, academia, and NGOs worldwide, DCU aims to put cybercriminals out of business and create a safe online experience for everyone.