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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.

Cybercriminals Targeting Police, Hospitals, Schools for Ransom

April 12, 2016
But if this happens to your agency, don't expect the ransom to be $350. So-called ransomware attacks have surged so sharply that the FBI says hacking victims in the United States have paid more than $209 million in ransom payments in the first three months of this year, compared with $25 million in all of 2015. The FBI has not reported any arrests.

Cybersecurity to be Spotlighted at IWCE 2016 in March

February 16, 2016
Cybersecurity is a key topic that will be highlighted at International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE), the premier annual event for communications technology professionals, scheduled to take place March 21–25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Video: Child Porn Arrests Up in Kentucky as State Police Beefs Up Forces

August 27, 2015
Through mid-July, 31 people were arrested on porn possession charges by Kentucky State Police's Electronic Crime Branch — that's more suspects than the branch arrested in any one of the last four years.

DHS Unveils Major Expansion of ICE Cyber Crimes Center

July 22, 2015
The expanded ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., will provide ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with enhanced operational and training capabilities in order to meet the growing cyber mission of the agency and increasing workload of criminal cases with a cyber-nexus.

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.

Ex-U.S. Agent Charged With Bitcoin Theft to Plead Guilty

June 18, 2015
One of two former U.S. agents charged with pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in digital money during the investigation of the illegal Silk Road Internet drug emporium reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Video: Illinois Officer, Gunman Shot During Search Warrant Service

April 16, 2015
A police officer and suspect were wounded when they were shot in a struggle for a gun as a cybercrimes team served a search warrant at a home in Edwardsville, Ill., Wednesday morning.

Illinois Officer, Gunman Shot During Search Warrant Service

April 16, 2015
A police officer and suspect were wounded when they were shot in a struggle for a gun as a cybercrimes team served a search warrant at a home in Edwardsville, Ill., Wednesday morning. More Here.

Congress Approves Cybersecurity Legislation

December 12, 2014
The House Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 which the Senate passed earlier this week, as well as Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act -- both bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.

Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Unit

December 5, 2014
The Department of Justice is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit within its Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Thursday.

Video: Tennessee Sheriff's Office Pays Ransom for Case Files

November 13, 2014
Officials with the Dickson (Tenn.) County Sheriff's Office said they had to pay a ransom after malware locked them out of thousands of their case files. "It's a very bad feeling to be the victim instead of the investigator," said the agency's IT director.

Tennessee Sheriff's Office Pays Ransom for Case Files

November 13, 2014
Officials with the Dickson County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office said they had to pay a ransom after malware locked them out of thousands of their case files. More Here.

California Woman Charged With Using "Spy Software" on Police Officer's Phone

October 20, 2014
A woman recently sentenced to state prison for identity theft was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose in the wiretapping of a police officer's phone and possessing illegal spyware, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.

Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide Says Europol Boss

October 13, 2014
There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre, Troels Oerting. He says law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers."

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault

September 19, 2014

Hackers constantly target law enforcement. Whatever the intent, with our dependence on technology it's more important than ever that police agencies protect themselves against cyber terrorist attacks.

Town Refuses to Pay Crypto Ransom for Police Computers

June 10, 2014
The town manager of a hamlet in south eastern New Hampshire has defied demands that he pay a ransom to recover police department computer files taken hostage by Cryptowall, a newer piece of malware that encrypts hard drive contents of infected machines until victims pay for them to be decrypted.

Feds Helping Local Police Fight Cybercrime

April 21, 2014
Most police agencies lack resources to investigate cyber-crimes so they are turning to federal task forces to help.

"Anonymous" Hackers Threaten Albuquerque Police

March 27, 2014
The loosely organized group known as Anonymous released a cryptic video Wednesday strongly denouncing the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia foothills. The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” Albuquerque Police headquarters on Sunday.

Calif. Now Top Target for Cybercrime

March 21, 2014
Along with trafficking in drugs, guns and people, criminals are also turning to cybercrime to target wealthy, innovative businesses and financial institutions in the state, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in the report.
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