Documents unsealed by a federal court in Seattle reveal Microsoft successfully litigated an information request from the FBI on one of its enterprise customers.
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The Redmond giant says it has successfully disrupted a harmful network of botnets.
You wouldn't expect one of the FBI agents involved in the case of Gary McKinnon to have much sympathy with the alleged Nasa hacker. Ed Gibson, who now works for Microsoft as its security adviser to the UK, in a previous life worked as an FBI legal attache in the UK, and was involved in McKinnon's controversial plea bargaining process.
Microsoft's anti-piracy effort may be annoying to some Windows users, but it has notched a big win catching the bad guys. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the FBI and Chinese Public Security Bureau busted a syndicate selling and distributing more than $2 billion in counterfeit Microsoft software.
Chinese authorities, with the assistance of the FBI, have cracked a piracy ring allegedly responsible for manufacturing and distributing more than US$2 billion-worth of counterfeit Microsoft software.
The FBI and Chinese police made a huge software piracy bust, officials said Tuesday, arresting two software piracy gangs and seizing $500 million worth of pirated software, AP reports. Police arrested 25 people, seizing 360,000 programs, mostly from Microsoft and Symantec, and property valued at $7.
Microsoft sent out a "critical" alert for a flaw in Adobe's Macromedia Flash player, a first. Also, Apple repairs dozens of flaws, Symantec battles Microsoft, FBI has no time for ID theft, and MySpace hijacked for fame and gain.
A former FBI special agent with a history of battling organised crime has been chosen to head up Microsoft's U.K. security team.
Update: A former FBI special agent with a history of battling organised crime has been chosen to head up Microsoft's UK security team
The prestigious SANS Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, working with the FBI, has developed a top 20 list of common security vulnerabilities.
UPDATE: FBI creates task force to investigate attack by 'Nimda', which hits both servers and PCs running Microsoft software
$10m fraud uncovered...
Intel to lift its Itanium gag order. Developments in the Microsoft saga on the way? AOL ups the ante and--surprise--the FBI is cybertardy.
WASHINGTON -- The FBI, Microsoft Corp., and U.S. Rep.
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