Inside the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit
Trailrunner7 writes "The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been spearheading botnet takedowns and other anti-cybercrime operations for many years, and it has had remarkable success. But the cybercrime problem isn't going away anytime soon, so the DCU is in the process of building a new cybercrime center here, and soon will roll out a new threat intelligence service to help ISPs and CERT teams get better data about ongoing attacks. Dennis Fisher sat down with TJ Campana, director of security at the DCU, to discuss the unit's work and what threats could be next on the target list."
3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes
Kudos to Apple's finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple's tax operations, a scathing congressional investigation of Apple's tax dodging strategy reveals how the computer giant avoided $13.8 billion in taxes through a clever labyrinth of offshore tax havens, shell corporations, and paper shuffling.
Chinese APT1 hacker group ends its spring break
Back in February, a report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant exposed a Chinese military unit that targeted companies and media in the US. When the New York Times ran a feature on the APT1 group, things went quiet around the group. Now, APT1 has resumed operation
Pentagon to take over some CIA drone operations : sources
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several U.S. government sources said on Monday.
Military Memo: Applying Early Lessons to Build Afghan Security
As Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, deputy commander of the Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, prepares to leave the country, a program created to train villagers to protect their homes from insurgents will be his legacy there.