IT manager reading Microsoft cybersecurity report before increasing Azure cloud security

Think Microsoft security. Think big security.

Posted 25 January 2021 by Laura

Security is a big thing for us. That’s one reason why we like partnering with Microsoft. They live it and love it as much as we do. So much so that they have a specialist unit dedicated to it.

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is an international team of technical, legal and business experts that has been fighting cybercrime to protect victims since 2008.

Since 2010, the folk over in Microsoft's DCU have collaborated with law enforcement and other partners on 23 malware disruptions…with a staggering 500 million devices rescued out of the hands of cybercriminals. We think that’s a pretty impressive stat. And we love pretty impressive stats. 

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The 2021 Microsoft Digital Defence Report found:

  • In 2019, over 13 billion malicious and suspicious mails were blocked. Of those, more than 1 billion were URLs set up with the intention of launching a phishing credential attack.
  • From October 2019 to July 2020, ransomware was the most common reason behind Microsoft's DCU incident responses.
  • The most common attack techniques used by nation-state actors were reconnaissance, credential harvesting, malware and virtual private network (VPN) exploits.

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