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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.

Cyber Division Focusing on Hackers and Intrusions

The FBI’s Cyber Division is focusing squarely on hackers and online intrusion threats.

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.