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FBI Cyber Crime

22 May 2019

  • 2018 IC3 Report Released
    Statistics gathered by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses last year.
  • The Melissa Virus
    Two decades ago, computer viruses were still relatively new notions to most Americans, but the fast-moving and destructive Melissa virus changed that in a significant way and showed many the darker side of the web.
  • Addressing the Cyber Threat
    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Director Christopher Wray discussed the FBI’s approach to combating cybercrime through expertise, technology, and partnerships.
  • Ransomware Abettor Sentenced
    A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.
  • Ransomware Suspects Indicted
    Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
  • The Morris Worm
    Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.
  • Cyberstalking
    Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands.