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Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

November 3, 2017

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

April 28, 2017
The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

Arkansas Sheriff's Department Hit With 'Ransomware' Pays Hackers

December 14, 2016
Klatt stressed that no data was stolen and it all remained on the system. But the encryption meant no one could use it unless the ransom was paid. The hackers demanded three "bitcoin," the value of which that day was about $2,440.

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

September 1, 2016

In just the first quarter of this year ransomware attacks extorted more than $200 million from victims, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and law enforcement.

32 Minnesota Officers Named on ISIS "Kill List" After Personal Info Hacked

March 17, 2016
The FBI and multiple police departments in Minnesota are investigating the release of a so-called "kill list" containing the names and personal information of at least 32 police officers from departments throughout the state.

FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

February 9, 2016
The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access.

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data

February 9, 2016
A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for thousands of FBI employees, after leaking similar data about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday.

Experts Say Police Agencies Are Prime Targets for Ransomware Attacks

December 29, 2015
IT teams at law enforcement agencies across the United States have been dealing with an unusual challenge. White collar criminals, mostly based in foreign countries, have begun targeting police departments with “ransomware”—software that infects a computer and overwrites data, making a system inaccessible unless the user pays a ransom via Bitcoin.

Man Gets 18 Months for Hacking Missouri Police Union Website

December 8, 2015
A man has been ordered to spend a year and a half in federal prison for a cyberattack that disabled a St. Louis-area police union's website during unrest related to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

OPM Says 5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in Cyberattack

September 25, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management now says 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks, more than five times the initial estimate reported over the summer.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Aid Federal Officers Affected by Massive Personnel Records Hack

July 17, 2015
The legislation would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to those affected by the OPM data breaches and includes identity theft insurance covering losses up to $5 million.

Hackers Launch Attack on Madison Government Sites After Controversial OIS

March 12, 2015
Cyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, following last Friday's shooting of a 19-year-old black man by police, city officials say.
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