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New European Union cybersecurity proposal takes aim at cybercrime

"This regulation is a landmark step in ensuring the proliferation of trustworthy technologies," the Forum's head of cybersecurity said. Image: Photo by ALEXANDRE LALLEMAND on Unsplash

Spencer Feingold

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Vishant Patel, senior manager of investigations at the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, shows a heat map and talks about how malicious computer networks known as the Citadel Botnets attack computers in Western Europe at the Microsoft Cybercrime Center in Redmond, Washington November 11, 2013. Microsoft, the maker of the most popular computer operating system in the world is launching a new strategy against criminal hackers by bringing together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers trained in fighting software pirates under one roof at its new Cybercrime Center.   Picture taken November 11, 2013. To match Feature MICROSOFT-CYBERCRIME/    REUTERS/Jason Redmond (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CRIME LAW)
An official at the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit shows a heat map of malicious computer networks in Western Europe in 2013. Image: REUTERS/Jason Redmond

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