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FBI Cyber Crime

19 January 2019

  • 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.
  • Russian Hackers Indicted
    Seven GRU military intelligence officers have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of U.S. and international organizations, including those cracking down on Russia’s state-sponsored doping activities.
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and this month serves as a reminder that each of us has a part to play in making the Internet safer and more secure.
  • Safe Online Surfing
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, designed for third- through eighth-grade students, has opened for the 2018-19 school year and is now available in Spanish.