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Fighting an emerging cybercrime trend

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On July 16, Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) again secured a court order to take down malicious infrastructure used by cybercriminals. As we continually explore new ways to combat emerging trends and techniques to better protect our customers, we filed this case to target the use of "homoglyph" ­– or imposter – domains that are increasingly being used in a variety of attacks. The action will further allow us to diminish the criminals' capabilities and, more importantly, obtain additional evidence to undertake further disruptions inside and outside court. To read more about homoglyphs and Microsoft's work, visit Microsoft on the Issues.


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