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New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers, Students

FBI unveils revamped SOS website to help teachers educate students about cyber safety.

New Internet Scam

“Drive-by” ransomware installs easily, locks computers, and demands payment. Also known as money pak virus.

Cyber Threat, Part 2: Partnerships and Challenges

Shawn Henry describes the importance of partnerships in the effort to target cyber crime.

Cyber Threat: On the Front Lines with Shawn Henry

Our departing top cyber official reflects on how the FBI has adapted to an evolving threat.

Taking International Aim at Child Predators

Eight victims identified and 17 predators arrested in ongoing FBI operation with Europol.

Beware of Online Dating Scams

Criminals use online dating sites to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money.

Cyber Alerts for Parents & Kids Tip #2: Beware of ‘Sextortion’

The second story in our series providing practical web advice and tips for kids and parents.

‘Gameover’ Malware Targets Bank Accounts

A new phishing scheme involves spam e-mails aimed at accessing recipients’ bank accounts.

The Year in Review, Part 2

A look back at cases, from cyber and hate crimes to public corruption and fraud schemes.

Cyber Alerts for Parents & Kids: Be Prudent When Posting Images Online

Parents and kids should be prudent when sharing their mobile phone images online.

Director Describes New National Security Landscape

Director Mueller lays out challenges posed by terrorists, spies, and hackers.

International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled

Case against Internet fraud ring reveals millions unknowingly affected worldwide.

18 Child Porn Websites Shut Down

How a tip from China led to a U.S. undercover operation that shuttered 18 child porn sites.

Protecting Our Children with Technology and Partnerships

Technology and partnerships help an FBI initiative ID sex abuse victims and criminals.

The NCFTA: Combining Forces to Fight Cyber Crime

An organization in Pittsburgh serves as an early-warning system for emerging cyber threats.

Buying a Car Online? Read This First

Cyber criminals are targeting consumers who are shopping for vehicles on the Internet.

'Scareware' Distributors Targeted

International law enforcement action targets two cyber crime rings selling scareware.

Child Predators

It’s a recipe for trouble: naive teens, predatory adults, and a medium that connects them.

Botnet Operation Disabled

Thieves tracked keystrokes on two million infected computers to steal users' information.

Internet Crime Trends

Online scams, ID theft, and undelivered goods made up most of the 300,000 complaints in 2010.