• Cybercrime Jan 29

    Attacks on Individuals Fall as Cybercrime Shifts Tactics

    Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers’ information in 2020 to focus on more profitable attacks on businesses.

  • Black Friday Nov 27, 2020

    How to Shop Safely Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    With the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to do holiday shopping online, scams are on the rise, experts say. The FBI’s Financial Crimes section expects cybercriminals to be preying on people looking for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals....
    People who are in tighter financial straits or otherwise stressed from the pandemic might be more likely to fall for such scams...

  • cybersecurity Sep 17, 2020

    US Charges 5 Chinese Citizens in Global Hacking Campaign

    The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers

  • Puerto Rico Feb 15, 2020

    3 Employees Suspended in $4M Puerto Rico Online Scam

    Puerto Rico’s government says it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory.

  • cyber crime Feb 11, 2020

    California Leads U.S. in Cyber-Crime Complaints: FBI

    More than 50,000 Californians reported being victims of online crime last year, new Federal Bureau of Investigation data show. Their combined losses totaled more than half-a-billion dollars, the FBI said. The FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime Report summarizes cyber-crime complaints reported through the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, and offers a broad look at the billions of dollars Americans…

  • Cybercrime Jan 31, 2020

    FBI Warns of New Online Threat to Personal, Credit Card Information

    Federal authorities have a consumer warning for shoppers. Hidden skimming devices (commonly thought to be attached to gas station pumps and ATMs) have gone high-tech. “It’s hard to put really — definite numbers around it. But one thing we know for sure is that millions of credit card numbers have been stolen, even over the course of the past two…

  • Cybercrime Dec 5, 2019

    2 Russians Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Malware Scheme

    The Justice Department has unsealed charges against two Russian men in what authorities say is one of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade. The men are charged in a 10-count indictment filed in federal court in Pittsburgh. The charges relate to the creation of malware made to automate the theft of personal and banking...

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