Microsoft has opened its wallet once more to pick up New York-based cyber-threat analyst Miburo. Founded in 2011, Miburo is all about the detection of and response to foreign (in the context of the US) information operations. The team is to be folded into Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust organization and the work of its analysts is to be fed into the Windows giants’ threat detection and analysis capabilities.
Miburo, become a leading expert in identification of foreign information operations.Its research teams have hunted out some nasty influence campaigns over 16 languages. Miburo recently released a series of reports concerning what it claimed was disinformation aligned with the Chinese government present on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube throughout 2021 and documented rehashes of old conspiracy theories, “this time with a Ukraine angle.”