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The Cyber Action Team

Group of rapid deployment cyber experts respond to major computer intrusions.

Ransomware on the Rise

The malware’s use is increasing, but the FBI and partners are working to combat this cyber threat.

FBI Seeking Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents

The FBI is recruiting the best technical talent to join the ranks of cyber special agents.

Cyber Crime: Purchase Order Scam Leaves a Trail of Victims

African cyber criminals have devised a scheme that has cost U.S. retailers millions.

Cyber Security: Task Force Takes ‘Whole Government’ Approach

A look at how the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force confronts the cyber threat.

Sex Trafficker Receives 40-Year Sentence

Man who used social media to lure young victims into prostitution gets 40-year term.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month reminds us that security is everyone’s responsibility.

GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted

Multinational effort disrupts malicious software that has stolen millions around the world.

International Blackshades Malware Takedown

International cyber takedown targets masterminds of widespread malicious software.

Understanding School Impersonation Fraud

African criminal groups are using social engineering to defraud U.S. retailers.

Byte Out of History: $10 Million Hack, 1994-Style

A Russian’s hacking of a U.S. bank in 1994 may have been the first online bank robbery.

SpyEye Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty

Russian national whose SpyEye malware infected more than 1.4 million computers pleads guilty.

Fugitive Identity Thief Led Global Criminal Enterprise

How a Texas man bankrolled an extravagant lifestyle until authorities caught up to him.

Cautionary Tale of Online Romance and Revenge

The case of a Michigan man is a cautionary tale about online romance and revenge.

New Subjects Added to Cyber’s Most Wanted List

Five fugitives are added to FBI list for their roles in hacking and fraud crimes.

New Internet Crime Initiative Combines Resources, Expertise

Pilot program in Utah forges closer link with state and local law enforcement partners.

Election Hack: Stealing Votes the Cyber Way

How a student council candidate rigged his own election by stealing fellow students’ identities.

Internet Crime in 2012

New report by Internet Crime Complaint Center shows victims lost an average of $4,600 in 2012.

The Cyber Threat: Planning for the Way Ahead

Director says network intrusions pose urgent threat to nation’s security and economy.

Sextortion Cons Like ‘Bieber Ruse’ Targeted Minor Girls

Tricks like an Alabama man’s claim to be Justin Bieber target minors on social websites.