A 15-member panel assembled by the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that current statistics collection has left gaps in data about many offenses affecting American life today. It also recommended that the government consider centralizing the control of collecting crime statistics.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 300,000 cases in 2016, and only 15 percent of victims even report crimes in the first place. “The threat is now coming at us from all sides,” says FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Roman Valeryevich Seleznev (alias “Track2,” “Bulba” and “Ncux”) was sentenced by federal judges in the Northern District of Georgia and in the District of Nevada for his role in an online marketplace that traded in identity theft and credit card fraud. He pled guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
University of Maryland-College Park researchers set up over 200 “honeypot” computers to test whether online warnings deter cyberthieves. Quite the opposite, they found—in a study that may be a wakeup call to law enforcement.
The Trump administration’s refusal to publicly accuse Russia and others in a wave of politically motivated hacking attacks is creating a policy vacuum that security experts fear will encourage more cyber warfare. The White House “just wants ‘cyber’ to go away,” said one expert.
Security experts say ransomware attacks are an Internet scourge, but a new FBI reports suggests that the vast majority of its victims simply don’t bother reporting incidents of this growing financial cyber-menace.
Think your password keeps you safe? Think again. A former U.S. Navy cyberspecialist says that unless the feds mandate cybersecurity standards for private companies, the risks to our safety and personal information online will keep growing.
Police shootings and former Dallas Chief David O. Brown head TCR’s list of top criminal justice stories and newsmakers for 2016. Readers and contributors also selected Donald Trump’s election win, the bipartisan justice reform movement in the states, and the probe into Russian election hackers as among the 10 developments that bear watching next year.
On July 15, law enforcement authorities from 20 countries arrested more than two dozen suspects allegedly associated with Darkode, an online forum for malicious hacking. For agencies tasked with cracking down on the Internet's underworld, it was a rare victory, cyber experts told The Crime Report. The Darkode bust, they said, shows that you don't have to scour the deep web — a part of the Internet that isn't indexed by Google — to find illegal products. The Internet is […]